Currently in development with The American Opera Project

On a bitterly cold Christmas Eve, a poor woodcutter and his two children have no gifts, barely enough to eat, and are in danger of losing their home to an impatient landlady. But the surprise discovery of a gentle arachnid leads to a seemingly miraculous turn of good fortune for the family, reinforcing the importance of love and togetherness. Inspired by a Ukrainian legend (which resulted in the placing of spider ornaments on Christmas trees for a lucky New Year), The Christmas Spider adds to the rich musical tapestry of the holiday canon, complete with an original yuletide carol and a joyful tale for all ages.