Stone Soup

An Operatic Fable In One Delicious Act

Daniel Dorff (composer), Frank McQuilkin (librettist)


  • Voice
  • Piano


Commissioned by the Young Audiences organization, Daniel Dorff's Stone Soup: An Operatic Fable in One Delicious Act is being published for the first time by Theodore Presser Company. This work has received well over a thousand school performances in its original piano version, as well as many full productions with orchestra. Using catchy tunes, humor, and a story about food, the message that "it takes all kinds of people to make up a happy town" is heard as a clear parallel to "it takes all kinds of food to make stone soup." Orchestra score available on custom print and parts available on rental. Dur.: 35'
SKU: 411-41126
Ensemble: Chamber Opera
Duration: 35:00
Tempo: Rock March (q = 96)
Text Source: Libretto by Frank Mc Quilkin, Extra verses by Daniel Dorff
Commission Notice: Young Audiences of Greater Philadelphia for in-school Opera Workshop repertory
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Page count: 80
Weight: 0.65 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-59252-4
ISBN: 978-1-59806-317-2
I. Overture
II. Soldier's Scene
III. Soldier's Song
IV. All Kinds of People
V. Jobs Trio
VI. Magic Scene
VII. Stone Soup Song
VIII. Magic Interlude
IX. Street Cry
X. Food Fight Duet
XI. Good Smell Song
XII. Magic Words (reprise)
XIII. Finale
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