The Rabbit Breeder

A ribald operetta based on a Strange Event

Plot

In a small village a woman gives birth to a litter of rabbits. The discovery thrusts her from freakshow fodder into a surrealist fantasy. A true story.


Characters

Mary
A woman with a singular talent

Andrew
A bad man, the devil

The Doctor
A scientist and a skeptic

The Midwife
she sees and knows

Rabbit
An animal sometimes goes where it doesn't belong


Music

Below are instrumental recordings of a selection of several songs from the opera. These are meant only to provide an illustration of the music. Full vocal arrangements to come.


Images

The fame of the legend led to some of the most celebrated artists of the 18th century representing the story in engravings and paintings.


Contact

For further information or to provide audition material please email rabbits@wishlessness.com