World Premiere

Music by Ruby Fulton and George Lam
Libretto by John Clum
Based on the Rumpelstiltskin fable

Friday, May 11, 2018, 8pm
Saturday, May 12
, 2018, 8pm
Friday, May 18, 2018, 8pm
Saturday, May 19
, 2018, 8pm
124 Bank Street Theatre
124 Bank St, New York, NY

VIP  Ticket: $50 (for May 11 and May 18 only) includes pre-show reception with the artists and preferred seating.

General Admission: $20 (for all performances)

About the Opera

To celebrate our 10th Anniversary of creating and producing brand-new chamber operas, Rhymes With Opera chose one of the oldest fairy tales in western culture. The story of Rumpelstiltskin, collected by the Brothers Grimm, dates as far back as the 17th century. In our Rumpelstiltskin, insatiable greed, bargaining, magic, unconditional love of a child, and a sense of home were themes that we spun into music in this modern take on a very old story. The title character is a fantastical creature who grapples between the two sides of their personality, and is reflected in the creative process of the opera - a collaborative work with music by RWO co-artistic directors Ruby Fulton and George Lam, and an original libretto by John Clum.

What is it about Rumpelstiltskin that made it last for over 4,000 years? And why are we turning it into an opera? Come see Rhymes With Opera's world premiere and become part of the magic in this modern fairytale.

(Photos above by Ashley Busone.)


Laine Rettmer, director
Luke Miller, choreographer
Ryan Leitner, costume designer


Rhymes With Orchestra

Jeffrey Young, violin
Nick Pauly, viola
Jennifer Girone-Virgilio, cello
Zach Herchen, saxophone
Lana Norris, piano
Maiko Hosoda, percussion
Conrad Chu, conductor