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Impassioned young people.
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Meaningful storytelling
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Opera Schmopera makes operas with young people that speak to ALL people.
Don't believe us? Just watch the Channel 4 News report on A Shoe Full of Stars, our award-winning opera about teenagers' responses to terrorism (YAMAwards - Best Opera for Young Audiences 2018).
A Shoe Full of Stars
the magic lantern
The magic lantern
A bi-lingual youth opera in development funded by the Royal Opera House and the PRS Foundation. Maxine, a poor traveller, uses boxes of light - called "Magic Lanterns" - to entertain the public on the streets of London. But with a slave master chasing her, will the lantern's magic help her to escape?
Lizzie and the Dark
Everyone's afraid of the dark, right? Well, this is the opera about how Lizzie and The Dark became friends. Featuring animation from BAFTA Award-winner, Nandita Jain and co-composed with a class of York primary school children.
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