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A devil of a story about the meaning of love.


Composed by Lukas Foss

Libretto by Alastair Reid

Griffelkin is the story of a little devil who travels to Earth to perform one bad deed for his tenth birthday. While wreaking havoc, he meets a brother and sister grieving over the loss of their mother. After using his magic to bring her back to life, Griffelkin is found guilty of treason against Hell. He’s exiled to Earth, and just when he is feeling most alone, he learns the meaning of family. This opera is ideal for kids ages 8 – 80.

Sung in English with English captions projected above the stage.

Funded in part by the Carolyn Foundation.


Performed by Project Opera

Project Opera is Minnesota Opera’s premiere vocal training program for young singers ages 10 – 18. Dedicated to providing young singers with hands-on experiences with opera, this audition-based program rehearses weekly throughout the school year. Each season the program presents a fully staged opera by kids – for kids.

Dale Kruse, Music Director

Daniel Ellis, Stage Director



Friday, January 10, 2014 at 7pm

Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1pm and 4pm

Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 1pm



The Lab Theater (Google Maps)

700 North First Street

Minneapolis, MN 55401



$15 Adult, $5 Child (18 and under)

Tickets are no longer for sale online. To buy tickets, arrive one hour before the show. A very limited number of tickets remain for each performance.

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