Tales from the Briar Patch



This updated reboot of Bre’r Rabbit stories is family friendly and full of fun. Sister Sparrow, Sister Robin and Madame Partridge retell the antics of Bre’r Rabbit and his nemesis Bre’r Fox in "Briar Patch,” “The Pot of Sense,” and “Madame Partridge and her Eggs."


Development of Tales from the Briar Patch by Virginia Arts Festival John Duffy Institute for New Opera and American Opera Projects. Supported in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Friedrich Ludwig Diehn Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and The Aaron Copland Fund for Music.




approximately 90 minutes, or 30 minutes for each opera


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2020. Full orchestra workshop of Briar Patch presented by University of Michigan, School of Music Theater and Dance.

2018.  Public workshop of Briar Patch excerpts, presented by American Opera Projects and Dance Theater of Harlem.