American Lyric Theater and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
Written by librettist Tony Asaro and composer Theo Popov, The Halloween Tree has been commissioned by ALT, in cooperation with the Ray Bradbury estate, under the auspices of the company’s Composer Librettist Development Program.
Adapted from Ray Bradbury’s beloved children’s novel, The Halloween Tree is a new opera commissioned by American Lyric Theater with music by Theo Popov and libretto by Tony Asaro. Traveling across space and time, from Egypt to Mexico, from antiquity to modern times, a group of children undertake an epic journey to find their friend Pipkin. Through their search, the children learn about the cultural and historical traditions that have led to the celebration of Halloween today.