The Royal Opera

29 March 2018 - 7 April 2018 / 19:00, 14:00

Booking dates:
Barbican Members: Wed 11 Oct, 10am
Public Booking: Wed 18 Oct, 10am

For information on Royal Opera House Patrons and Friends booking please click here

Coraline is the latest opera from Mark-Anthony Turnage. Turnage is one of today’s leading composers and a highly successful opera writer, acclaimed internationally for works including Greek, The Silver Tassie and Anna Nicole, his first Covent Garden commission.

For Coraline, his second work for The Royal Opera, he adapts a much-loved story by Neil Gaiman – a British writer who has transformed the landscape of fantasy literature with his highly imaginative, atmospheric and otherworldly narratives.

Coraline is classic Gaiman: it is packed with astonishing imagery, all wrapped up in an engrossing yarn. After its publication in 2002 Coraline swept up numerous awards, including Nebula and Hugo awards for Best Novella. In 2009 it was adapted into a stop-motion film directed by Henry Selick – which also received widespread acclaim.

The world premiere of Turnage’s operatic adaptation is directed by Aletta Collins at the Barbican Theatre.

2 hours/including an interval

Age guidance 8+

A co-production with Opéra de Lille, Victorian Opera and Theater Freiburg

Photo credit: Philip Gatward


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