Enid and the Swans
Composer: James Rolfe
Librettist: Alexis Diamond
Premiere Date: Not available.
Producing Company: Soundstreams Canada
Description: Enid and the Swans is an adaptation of the legendary Hans Christan Andersen's The Ugly Duckling, a formative story in the lives of many generations of children. In the Rolfe/Diamond adaptation, the ugly duckling is a young girl duck called Enid. Her mother is forced by the other ducks to abandon her peculiar daughter, who suffers various ordeals, eventually surviving einter by herself. She returns to her pond as a full-grown swan of exceptional grace, one who is embraced by her fellow swans, and accepted by the other animals.
The Opera Fund Awardee Information
Award Category: 2005 Canadian Opera Creation F Development
Project Name: ENID AND THE SWANS
Awardee: Soundstreams Canada
Director: Tom Diamond
Conductor: Ann Cooper Gay
Designer: Julia Tribe, Michael Kruse
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