The free performance will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in the Orlando Public Library.

UCF Opera puts a new twist on a classic tale in its upcoming production of “Little Red Walking Hood” this week at the Orlando Public Library.

The program is free to the public and appropriate for children of all ages.

The 50-minute performance will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in the Orlando Public Library downtown, 101 E. Central Blvd. It will feature music from Lehár’s “The Merry Widow,” adapted by Denise Paige Caraher.

“Little Red Walking Hood” tells the story of Red’s journey through the woods as she encounters a wicked wolf who steers her away from common sense.  In the end, the advice from older people in her life pays off, and Red, Granny and her fairy friend Vilia come together to defeat the wolf.

In partnership with the Orlando Public Library, UCF Opera organizes quarterly performances that are free and open to the public as part of its educational outreach program. UCF’s program also aims to introduce opera to younger audiences by performing kid-friendly shows in local schools.

To learn more about the UCF Opera on its website.