Opera to Go:
Monkey and Francine
in the City of Tigers

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HGOco is proud to present the recording of the Spring 2019 Opera to go! Performance of Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers. Composed by Kamala Sankaram with a libretto by David Johnston, this hilarious fable demonstrates the power of teamwork as a pair of monkey siblings save their kingdom from the wicked tigers.


Recording made possible by the generous support of Sara and Gabriel Loperena.

Study Guide Available HERE

Coloring Activity Available HERE

Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers

Composed by Kanala Sankaram
Libretto by David Johnston
Commissioned and Premiered by Houston Grand Opera
Monkey: Taelon Stonecipher
Francine: Priscilla Salisbury
Father/Crocodile/Lady Tiger: Rameen Chaharbaghi
Music Director & Pianist: Teruhiko Toda
Mother/Lord of the Tigers: Tahanee Aluwihare
Stage Director: Troy Scheid
Percussionist: Andrew Keller
Touring Stage Manager: Ryan Barrett
Set Design: Torsten Louis
Costume Design: Clair Hummel
Head of Props: Megan