• Vasco Mendonça
  • The Girl, The Hunter and The Wolf (2022)

  • Alphonse Leduc (World)

Commissioned by Dutch National Opera

  • S,Mz,Ct + cl(bcl)/perc/egtr/vc
  • Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Countertenor
  • 40 min
  • Gonçalo Tavares
  • Dutch, English, French, Portuguese

Programme Note

A Wolf At The Door is a musical tragicomic re-telling of traditional children’s tales told from the Wolf’s perspective. Through the wolf’s eyes, we learn that, instead of wishing harm to the Little Pigs or Red Riding Hood, the wolf was just a victim of prejudice, a series of unfortunate and funny coincidences, severe misunderstanding and ultimately, not the villain we are accustomed to, but the poor victim of a gross judiciary mistake.

Through a funny, captivating and imaginative setting of a traditional story, A Wolf At The Door is addressing key issues in the development of a sense of community that, instead of hatred and bigotry, must be based on civility, tolerance and shared experiences.

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