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Magic Fish - Synopsis

Based on The Brothers Grimm's "The Fisherman's Wife", THE MAGIC FISH is an opera performed by adults for audiences of children and well-behaved parents. It is about a boy who catches a fish that grants him a magic wish for letting him go. The boy's parents become greedy when they hear about the fish and start wishing for bigger and bigger things from him-- from new shoes to a mansion to a castle-- until the fish asks for something in return that the parents can't possibly give up... or can they? Narrated by a friendly Otter, who completes the cast of five, this reimagining of a classic tale is full of warmth, humor, and music that is both sophisticated and accessible. It's fun for kids and has a surprising resonance with adults in this era when everyone is in trouble for making wishes on fishes.