Publisher: G. Schirmer
Sid the Serpent Who Wanted to Sing (1977),
Performances are licensed through the Rental Library
Libretto by Susan and Jim Vilé.
Opera and Music Theatre
4 singer/actors: Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Tenor, Bass
Sid, a performing snake in a circus, wants to learn to sing. Accompanied by his circus friends, he travels the world, trying a different style of singing wherever he goes—grand opera in Rome, music-hall in London, rock in New York. He fails every time, until he realises that if he sings in his own style, he sings very well. He then rejoins the circus as Sid, the Singing Serpent.