Opera Birmingham Presents ‘The Billy Goats Gruff’

By Afton Wooten

Opera Birmingham is set to present an all-ages performance of “The Billy Goats Gruff” on Oct. 7 at Avondale Amphitheater.

The retelling of “The Billy Goats Gruff” features music from operas by W. A. Mozart, Donizetti, and Rossini. The cast includes Adreanna M. Pulliam as Lucy, Lauren Tinsley as Simone, Samuel Phillips as Otto, and Joseph Robinson as Dandini.

The production is directed by Kristin Kenning, with Joseph Robinson as music director. The libretto and story adaptation by John Davies balances clever lyrics and humor for all to appreciate.

Performance are 45 minutes-long and sung in English. The first showing at 10:30 a.m. offers American Sign Language interpretation, while the 12:30 p.m. performance does not. Tickets for children are free.