The Jungle Book
Composer: Evelyn Swensson
Librettist: Joseph Robinette
Other Artistic Personnel: Leland Kimball, Director and Designer; Will Kenyon, Lighting Designer; Wanda Williams, Costume Designer
Original Cast: Jim Burns, Ruben del Pilar, Rob Hull, Steve Gleich, John Dennison, Jonnie Holzman, Alan Wagner, Elliot Jones
Premiere Date: March 02, 1996
Producing Company: OperaDelaware
Description: The Prologue and Epilogue take place at a boy's boarding school in England (1880) where Rudyard Kipling wins a prize for his short stories. The stories come to life in India. Kipling becomes Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves. The animals reject him because he is a man, but he is adopted by a kind woman whose son was killed by a tiger. Through these experiences, Mowgli gains wisdom and inner strength.
Length: 01:10
Chorus: Chorus, Children's Chorus
Orchestration: syn, pf, 2 perc, several Indian instruments
Musical Style: Tonal with Indian overtones
Contact: Opera Delaware
Address: 4 South Poplar Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
E-mail Address: lkimball@dca.net
Phone: 302-658-8063
Schedule of Performances Listings
The Jungle Book (Swensson)
Saturday, March 2, 1996 - OperaDelaware
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