24 May 2017
Victorian Opera has announced an exciting new partnership with The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in the UK—a co-production of Coraline that will debut in London at the Barbican Theatre.
The new opera will be written by acclaimed British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and adapted from Neil Gaiman's popular children's novella, which was also the basis for the Oscar-nominated 2009 film.
Turnage, one of the world's leading opera composers, is renowned for works including Greek, The Silver Tassie and Anna Nicole. Coraline will be his second commission for The Royal Opera House.
Coraline is Victorian Opera's first co-production in Europe, involving Opéra de Lille (France) and Theater Freiberg (Germany) in addition to The Royal Opera House. It is the company's second international co-production following Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, presented with New Zealand Opera in 2015.
Coraline will be staged at the Barbican Theatre in London in 2018, then presented in Victorian Opera's 2019 season.