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Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? Not Tennessee Tech University’s annual Opera Workshop.

This year’s show will feature Seymour Barab’s one-act chamber opera “Little Red Riding Hood,” along with a scene from Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.”

The yearly production of the TTU Opera Workshop will unite these two composers for one evening on Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.

While Mozart’s works are known worldwide, Barab is a contemporary composer who has written more than 30 operas.

“His stories and music create a colorful blend that provides appeal. With “Hood,” he has taken a traditional story and given it a more modern flare so that it provides some even more useful advice along the way,” said Frederick Kennedy, the TTU music professor who is leading the workshop.

The combination of Mozart’s genre-defining work and Barab’s humorous take on traditional storytelling should offer something everyone will enjoy, Kennedy concluded.

The show will be presented in the Bryan Fine Arts Building’s Wattenbarger Auditorium and the performance is free and open to the public.