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Royal Opera House

The Firework Maker’s Daughter

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This tale of courage, friendship and growing up is a theatrical event for all the family. David Bruce’s magical opera is based on a fairytale by Philip Pullman. Read More >

This opera by award-winning composer David Bruce and poet Glyn Maxwell is based on an acclaimed children’s novel by Philip Pullman. John Fulljames’s imaginative staging, with puppet designs by Indefinite Articles, follows Lila’s adventures as she undertakes a perilous quest. With the help of a talking elephant, Lila sets out to discover the secret of becoming a firework-maker. Bruce’s score is characterized by infectious energy and spirited humour, offering musical fireworks of its own.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 3/04/2013

Closing Night: 13/04/2013

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Cast & Creative


Director - John Fulljames

Producer - Co-produced by The Opera Group and Opera North in association with ROH2 and Watford Palace Theatre.

Designer - Dick Bird

Lighting Designer - Guy Hoare

Lyrics By - Glyn Maxwell

Music By - David Bruce

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