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Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
29 Mar - 7 Apr 2018
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Avant-garde opera creator Mark-Anthony Turnage returns next March with a world premiere new work, based on the beloved and creepy story by award-winning novellist Neil Gaiman. Having previously brought us eyebrow-raising opera titles including Greek, The Silver Tassie and Anna Nicole, Coraline marks his first collaboration with The Royal Opera. So grab your yellow rain macs and star-patterned tops, when it heads to the Barbican next spring!
Having recently found success with the TV adaptation of his novel American Gods, Gaiman's twisted tale of childhood adventure and difficult parents is the latest work to see new life outside the pages.Published in 2002, it was awarded both the Nebula and Hugo awards for Best Novella, before being adapted into a stop-motion film directed by Henry Selick in 2009. This operatic adaptation will be helmed by Aletta Collins.
Opening night: 29 March 2018
Booking through until: 7 April 2018
Suitable for ages 8+
Approximately two hours, including one interval
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