Keyword: opera

'Skitterbang Island' – Polka Theatre and Little Angel Theatre

2014-04-30 Alexander Winfield

An opera aimed squarely at children, this entrancing show features a show stealing puppet star and a finely realised set.

'Satyagraha' – English National Opera

2013-11-20 Helen Babbs

An entrancing opera about Gandhi's early years, featuring huge puppets made from humble materials.

'Madam Butterfly' – English National Opera

2013-10-21 Celia Mendizabal

Anthony Minghella's celebrated production returns, offering a truly pleasurable aesthetic experience.

Puppet Opera Triple Bill – Third Hand

2013-10-13 Helen Jauregui

Three short operas showcase just how versatile and inventive puppet opera can be.

Directing puppet opera – an interview with Alex Sutton

2013-08-09 Helen Jauregui

Director Alex Sutton discusses the intricacies of bringing puppetry and opera together for 'The Crocodile'.

Designing puppets for opera – an interview with Roger Lade

2013-08-08 Helen Jauregui

Puppeteer and maker Roger Lade discusses his work on ‘The Crocodile’, a new opera featuring a large puppet beast as its star.

Composing puppet opera - an interview with Ergo Phizmiz

2013-07-26 Helen Jauregui

Musician, writer and artist Ergo Phizmiz talks about his role as composer for the forthcoming puppet opera ‘Gala’.

Tête à Tête 2013 cntd.

2013-07-20 Helen Jauregui

This summer's Tête à Tête festival includes an opera based on a short story by Fyodor Dostoyevksy, which features a large crocodile rod puppet as its star

'The Firework-Maker's Daughter' – The Opera Group and Opera North

2013-05-17 Isobel Smith

Simple shadow puppetry and ingenious masks combine beautifully in this enchanting opera adapted from the novels of Philip Pullman.

High artifice and self-deception

2012-11-14 Helen Babbs

What happens when you combine objects and operatics? Over a day of illustrated talks at the Barbican, practitioners from the puppetry and opera worlds shared their experiences and thoughts on why the two can be combined to powerful effect.

When puppetry meets opera

2012-09-12 Helen Babbs

The myriad possibilities and challenges of combining puppetry and opera will be explored in detail over the next few weeks, and especially at a pioneering ‘Puppetry in Opera’ event in November.