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Washington National Opera

 The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me

Terrace Theater

The hit family opera returns for the holidays, based on the award-winning children’s book and featuring music from Tony®-winning composer Jeanine Tesori.

Dec. 8 - 10, 2023

Production Information

  • Genre

    Opera

  • Price Range

    $25.00 – $49.00

  • Runtime

    1 hour and 21 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission

  • WNO Season Sponsor

    General Dynamics

Photo by Scott Suchman

Program

Miracles are made when you believe in yourself.

As the first Christmas nears, who among the animals can lead Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem? Fearsome Lion and graceful Unicorn are the top contenders—though it certainly won’t be Donkey, whose only humble gift is a small but sturdy back. But with the birth of a very special king on the horizon, Donkey soon discovers that miracles can happen anywhere!

Whimsical costumes. Endearing characters. Playful music. It’s no surprise that when WNO first premiered this family-friendly opera in 2013, the Washington Post praised its “fresh energy and charm,” and tickets quickly sold out. Based on the award-winning children’s book and featuring music from Tony®-winning composer Jeanine Tesori, this heartwarming production returns for the holidays featuring a talented cast of members of our Cafritz Young Artist Program and the WNO Children’s Chorus.

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Music by Jeanine Tesori / Libretto by J.D. McClatchy, based on the book by Jeanette Winterson
Adapted by Sandy McClathy

In English with Projected English Titles
Composed 2013
WNO Revival

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