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The Adventures of Little Sharp-Ears

Music and lyrics by Leoš Janáček
Andrew Megill, conductor
Sarah Wigley, director

Join Sharp-Ears the fox and her friends grasshopper, mosquito, and frog as they wind their way from the farmyard through the ever-changing forest. This enchanting children’s story, filled with beautiful music and the sounds of nature from the pen of Czech composer Leoš Janáček, portrays a family-friendly, fantastic journey, exploring the relationship between humans and animals and the renewal that the natural world offers.

Sung in English.

Recommended for ages 6 and up.

This performance will last approximately one hour and 50 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.

Pop-up Library: November 17

Come explore the Music and Performing Arts Library’s extensive collections in the lobby of Krannert Center! The Pop-up Library will offer items from its collection related to performances on November 17, 2019, for you to browse and borrow.

Please bring your University i-Card or Courtesy Card to check out materials. Applications for University Courtesy Cards will also be available.
The Pop-up Library will be open from approximately 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

Music and Performing Arts Library

The Music and Performing Arts Library is one of the largest public performing arts libraries in the world. It is home to books, scores, recordings, and play scripts related to music, theatre, and dance.

Spurlock Museum Exhibit: National Treasure: The Art of Joža Uprka from the George Drost Collection

November 5-December 1

The work of Czech artist Joža Uprka (1861–1940) documents the folk life of Southern Moravia (now in the eastern half of the Czech Republic). This selection of paintings, on loan from American collector George Drost, accompanies the production of Leoš Janáček's opera The Adventures of Little Sharp-Ears, which also uses Moravian folk costumes and settings. This exhibit is a collaboration of Lyric Theatre @ Illinois (School of Music), Illinois Theatre, the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, and the Spurlock Museum.

Event Details

Tryon Festival Theatre
Fr Nov 15, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sa Nov 16, 2019 - 5:00pm
Su Nov 17, 2019 - 3:00pm
Pick Five+: 33 / SC 28 / STU 16 / UI & YTH 8 Single: 35 / SC 30 / STU 18 / UI & YTH 10 Lyric Theatre Series (All 3 Events): 85 / SC 74 / STU 41 / UI & YTH 22