Florida Southern College Opera Theatre and Opera Orchestra under the direction of Mark Thomsen performed the operatic miniature: Rumpelstiltskin: Ultimate Bully by Denise Page Caraher, with literary themes by the Brothers Grimm and musical themes by Johann Strauss II. Paired in a double-billing with Gian-Carlo Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief, it offered some valuable lessons on bullying and weird, unrequited love .