Carnival of the Animals
Program Notes

Carnival of the Animals (2019)

Read about this classic Saint-Saƫns work, reinvigorated through the vision of director and designer Lake...

Carnival of the Animals

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 4pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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Music by Camille Saint-Saëns, with poetry by Ogden Nash

Immerse yourself in the magical world of the animal kingdom as the beloved music of Carnival of the Animals is brought to life with charming and unconventional puppetry. Your imagination will be ignited as everyday objects take on new lives as lions, elephants, and birds in this classical holiday treat—sure to delight audiences of all ages!

Additional performance: Saturday, December 21 at 1:00 p.m.


  • Camille Saint-Saëns The Carnival of the Animals (1886)

Additional Information

Tickets: $15 - $30 for adults, $9 - $18 for children. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Each person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted.

Carnival of the Animals is a Miller Theatre at Columbia University production Commissioned by Miller Theatre at Columbia University.

Photo by Rob Davidson for Miller Theatre.