Barnum’s Bird

New Camerata Opera Presents

Barnum’s Bird

Libby Larsen, composer
Bridget Carpenter and Libby Larsen, librettists

May 7, 8, 14, 15 7pm


Barnum’s Bird tells the incredible true story of Jenny Lind and P.T. Barnum, recently made famous by the 2017 film, “The Greatest Showman”. This opera depicts the story of fearless businesswoman and artist, Jenny Lind, and equally fierce businessman and world-class showman, P.T. Barnum. Their devotion to artistic endeavors provides audiences an insight into our own experiences as lovers of art and consumers of entertainment and the way that shapes our cultural lives.

New Camerata Opera is proud to present Barnum’s Bird in New York, the city that was transformed by P.T. Barnum, and showcase the music of Grammy Award-winning composer Libby Larsen, with libretto by Larsen and Bridget Carpenter. Featuring local operatic artists, chamber orchestra and authentic circus performers, this show brings opera under the “big top”!”


Jennifer Williams, director
Nell Flanders, music director
Emily Clarkson, lighting designer
Eunnym Cho, set designer
Angela Buccinni Butch, circus designer
Timmy Schues, costumes

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Event Detail

May 7, 2020 7:00 pm
May 15, 2020 9:00 pm


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