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Stone Soup

Following the success of our 2019 world premiere, Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World, composer Joe Illick and librettist Mark Campbell have teamed up once again for Stone Soup, a new family opera with an enduring message of kindness. Led by a resourceful young hero named Sally, this timely tale teaches the value of sharing and collaboration. 

Music by Joe Illick

Libretto by Mark Campbell

Sung in English

Filmed entirely on green screens with full costumes, set, and props, Stone Soup is FWO’s first foray into the world of cinema, and will be streamed on the company’s website in October. Initially set to take the stage this fall, the opera’s live performances were hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic. FWO Manager of Education Sheran Goodspeed Keyton (Virtual project producer), Producer Charles W. Bush of Appointed Productions (Film Producer), and FWO Head of Music Charlene Lotz (Music Producer) have teamed up to create something infinitely more imaginative for the inaugural production of FWO’s 75th anniversary season.

Bring this world premiere film to your school, community, or private event.

Contact Sheran Goodspeed Keyton at

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Artwork by Sarah Green

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