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Opera, Fri 22 - Sat 23 Nov 2019, £7-£14

Jubilee Opera - The Casket GIrl

Jubilee Opera - The Casket GIrl

Discover the mysteries of an ancient world. Suffolk’s Jubilee Opera premières an opera for children written by Russell Hepplewhite and Helen Eastman this November.


Crabbe St,
IP15 5BN


Suffolk’s leading opera company for young people now in its 31st year will perform two new works by leading composer Russell Hepplewhite this November.

The Casket Girl with a libretto written by Helen Eastman is a new opera inspired by a real event which took place on the bank of the River Alde in Suffolk in 2013. The remains of a casket of personal treasures were discovered in the Anglo-Saxon grave of a young woman at a location called Barber’s Point. Russell Hepplewhite’s score takes the audience from a modern day archaeological dig to the ancient world of a mysterious maiden, unlocking the secrets of her life and death.

The opera conducted by Jack Ridley and directed by Susan Moore with soprano Sofia Troncoso and baritone Matthew Kellett stars a cast of over thirty children from Suffolk.

Preceding The Casket Girl is a new song cycle The History Express by Russell Hepplewhite also with texts by Helen Eastman featuring over fifty children from local primary schools.

Jubilee Opera is unique in that it was set up specifically to continue Benjamin Britten’s legacy, as a children’s opera company giving young people the opportunity to work alongside professional opera singers and musicians. Led by Artistic Director Jenni Wake-Walker new works have been performed over the years but this first major commission bring together a new creative team and marks an important step forward in expanding the company’s work.

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Fri 22 - Sat 23 Nov 2019 18:00 to 20:00


Full price £14 Under 16s £7

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Fri 22 - Sat 23 Nov Jubilee Opera - The Casket Girl



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