Read Reviews for the London World Premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Coraline Opera

The Verdict   Read Reviews for the London World Premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Coraline Opera
 
The Royal Opera production runs through April 7 at the Barbican Theatre.
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Mary Bevan and Kitty Whately Stephen Cummiskey

The world premiere of Coraline, an operatic adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s children’s novella, opened March 27 at London’s Barbican Theatre. The new piece, directed by Aletta Collins, hails from composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Rory Mullarkey.

Read reviews for the Royal Opera production below.

The Guardian (Tim Ashley)

Financial Times (Richard Fairman)

The Telegraph (Rupert Christiansen)

The Times (Geoff Brown)

Time Out London (Andrzej Lukowski)

The production is led by Mary Bevan and Robyn Allegra Parton, who alternate in the title role. Joining them on stage are Kitty Whately, Alexander Robin Baker, Gillian Keith, Frances McCafferty, Harry Nicoll, Dominic Sedgwuick, and the chamber ensemble Britten Sinfonia. Sian Edwards conducts.

Coraline features sets by Giles Cadle, costumes by Gabrielle Dalton, and lighting design by Matt Haskins.

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