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Vanderbilt Children’s Opera To Perform at Nashville Zoo

Vanderbilt Opera Theatre presents 'Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers' on Sunday, March 20.

Nashville Zoo is excited to once again partner with Vanderbilt Children’s Opera as they put on their latest children’s performance, Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers! Showtimes are at 9:30 am and 11:00 am at the Zoo’s Amphitheater this Sunday, March 20. Shows are included with Zoo admission.

This exciting opera fuses monkey stories from India, China and West Africa to tell the story of Monkey and his brainy sister Francine. They must learn to work together and use their smarts to escape the hungry Crocodile and outwit the greedy Lord of the Tigers!

With a mix of musical styles from Bollywood, opera and Ethiopian jazz combined with relatable, contemporary language and characters, the Vanderbilt Children’s Opera performance conveys a timely message of unity — that together, respecting individual differences and strengths, anything can be accomplished. After each 45-minute show, there will be a 15-minute socially distanced meet-and-greet with cast members.

During your visit, be sure to stick around for Nashville Zoo’s Wild Works Animal Show at 1 and 2 p.m. that also takes place in the Zoo’s Amphitheater to learn about our ambassador animals and watch as they show off their natural abilities.

For more information, visit nasvhillezoo.org.