The Great Good Thing



The Great Good Thing

Bruce Wolosoff is at work on a new opera based on the children’s book, The Great Good Thing, by Roderick Townley, with librettist Debbie Danielpour.

Interview: An ongoing in-depth interview between operamission’s director Jennifer Peterson and the two creators of the new full-length family opera: The Great Good Thing, music by Bruce Wolosoff, libretto by Debbie Danielpour, based on the novel by Roderick Townley. operamission is currently workshopping this opera.

Book Description

Sylvie had an amazing life, but she didn't get to live it very often. Sylvie has been a twelve-year-old princess for more than eighty years, ever since the book she lives in was first printed. She's the heroine, and her story is exciting -- but that's the trouble. Her story is always exciting in the same way. Sylvie longs to get away and explore the world outside the confines of her book. When she breaks the cardinal rule of all storybook characters and looks up at the Reader, Sylvie begins a journey that not even she could have anticipated. And what she accomplishes goes beyond any great good thing she could have imagined...

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