Nov 16 2009
Well I am on the road again with Opera North. This year it is another new opera from Jonathan Dove called Swanhunter.
Jonathan Dove and Alasdair Middleton
Commissioned and created specifically for families and children, Opera North broadens the reach and appeal of opera with mythical creatures, a talking swan and a menacing hat.
Talented duo, composer Jonathan Dove and librettist Alasdair Middleton, who brought the hugely popular The Adventures of Pinocchio to Opera North in 2007, now bring this short, small-scale opera, Swanhunter, an energetically enticing tale based on Finnish mythology.
Against his mother’s wishes, the determined hero Lemminkäinen travels North to find a bride. Along the way he is met by challenges and quests that will delight and enthral audiences and show that a mother’s love conquers all, even death.
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