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The Opera Story 2018

The common themes that run between these two fairy tales are examined in a dark and bloody production commissioned by contemporary opera company, The Opera Story.

LIBRETTO: Dominic Kimberlin

MUSIC: Vahan Salorian

DIRECTOR: Pedro Ribeiro

CONDUCTOR: Paul Wingfield


Alice Privet, Nicolas Lester, Carolyn Dobbin, Daniel Keating-Roberts

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“Extraordinary that with only 10 musicians there should be such orchestral richness... a swinish pearl of an opera”




- The Observer

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“The entire opera is set against a score that is positively filmic. Get the Oscars over and done with and hand this opera over to Guillermo del Toro – it could be stunning on screen.”


- Candid Magazine

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“A wonderfully confident piece of

music theatre, certainly nothing like

any contemporary opera which I

have recently experienced”


- Planet Hugill

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" is a subtle and beautifully achieved piece of work"

-Opera Magazine

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"...richly captured in Vahan Salorian’s colourful, multilayered score"

-The Stage


Photos by Clive Boursnel

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