Coraline

Turnage, Mark-Anthony (2017) Coraline. [Composition] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Opera. Duration: 2 hours. "Coraline is the latest opera from Mark-Anthony Turnage. Turnage is one of today’s leading composers and a highly successful opera writer, acclaimed internationally for works including Greek, The Silver Tassie and Anna Nicole, his first Covent Garden commission. For Coraline, his second work for The Royal Opera, he adapts a much-loved story by Neil Gaiman – a British writer who has transformed the landscape of fantasy literature with his highly imaginative, atmospheric and otherworldly narratives. / Coraline is classic Gaiman: it is packed with astonishing imagery, all wrapped up in an engrossing yarn. After its publication in 2002 Coraline swept up numerous awards, including Nebula and Hugo awards for Best Novella. In 2009 it was adapted into a stop-motion film directed by Henry Selick – which also received widespread acclaim. The world premiere of Turnage’s operatic adaptation is directed by Aletta Collins at the Barbican Theatre." © Royal Opera House

Item Type: Composition
Additional Information: Premiered on the 27th of March, 2018, at the Royal Opera House, London, directed by Aletta Collins.
Uncontrolled Keywords: contemporary, classical, composition, children's opera, opera
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > Music
Division: Composition
Depositing User: Andrew Chen
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 15:26
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 15:26
URI: http://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/208

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