Anansi the Spider

Nicholas DiBeradino, (Composition ’18)

Curtis singers present a children’s opera based on classic fables of Anansi the Spider, a beloved hero of West African folklore. This shape-shifting character, who triumphs over adversity thanks to his characteristic wit and cunning, will entrance all ages. Composer and Community Artist Fellow Nicholas DiBerardino will gather text and musical material from students at Girard College and William Cramp Elementary School to bring Anansi’s adventures to life.



The Curtis Institute of Music receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.