What do Three Little Pigs do when the Big Bad Wolf blows down their houses? Hire a lawyer and go to court of course! But as the case progresses we see the wolf is not big and bad at all, but an out-cast vegetarian with severe allergies. “The Wolf is Bad” was nominated for 2011 Best Children’s Song by the Independent Music Awards.
The Three Piggy Opera combines classical music, classical dance and classic fairy tales (albeit with modern twists) in a unique, fun and entertaining way that encourages children to enjoy and participate in the Arts.
The Three Piggy Opera is the whimsical story of what happened AFTER the wolf blew down the Pigs’ houses. The Pigs are angry, living with their mom and up to their chinny-chin-chins in insurance claims. So they do what any wronged law-abiding person (or pig) would do -they hire the best lawyer they can find and take the wolf to court.
They think they have the case in the bag, afterall, everybody knows about the Big Bad Wolf. Everybody knows Wolves eat Pigs. The Wolf is given a public defender, the paparazzi is having a field day, and the jury is ready to convict and get back to their lives (And it doesn’t hurt that the Judge is the Pigs cousin either)
But as the court case progresses we see the wolf for who she really is, not big and bad at all, but an out-cast vegetarian with severe allergies due to the Santa Ana winds. The Pig’s straw house set off her allergies, and with one good sneeze, down went the house. Will the Wolf be able to convince the Court she is innocent? What will the ruling be? Listen in and find out!
* 10 fun songs featuring clever lyrics set to some of Classical Music’s greatest hits!
* Each song is featured in it’s own beautifully drawn and highly animated scene
* Loaded with fun animations and interactions for every song
* Scrolling subtitles for sing along
* Pop up piano for play along
* Play the sheep jury like a piano
* and many more to find !
Nominated for two Independent Music Awards for Best Children’s Music, Virginia Stewart founded ONCE UPON AN OPERA 2008 with the mission to ignite a passion for classical music in kids of all ages. A long-time resident of Los Angeles, Virginia is originally from Adrian, Michigan and attended Interlochen Arts Academy, the University of Michigan School of Music and the University of Southern California where she earned her Masters in Music Education. Her stories are creative and fun for kids, but with sophisticated humor that will keep adults entertained as well.
She has a long and diverse performance history – In New York City Virginia premiered lead roles in such Off-Broadway musicals as The Great Gatsby; It’s A Wonderful Life; Little Women; Under Your Pillow and Pinafore in Blue. In Los Angeles she has sung lead operatic roles with Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Los Angeles, Casa Italiana Opera Company, Repertory Opera of LA, and El Dorado Opera.
She is currently performing, teaching, musical directing and producing stage productions throughout Southern California while keeping a thriving private vocal studio in which several students are currently performing on Broadway, in regional theaters, movies, television and commercials as well as voice overs and soundtrack recordings!
Virginia and her husband, operatic Baritone Alex Britton, are the proud parents of five daughters, a puppy and a turtle named Sneakers. Amidst the chaos, she has developed this original art form that combines classical music, classical dance and classic fairy tales (albeit with modern twists) in an effort to get her own children interested in the Arts. What she has created has enthralled audiences of all ages worldwide and which in turn is producing a whole new generation of classical music lovers.