VenueBarbican Centre
Other spaces at this venue include: Barbican Theatre,Barbican Hall. Guildhall School of Music and Drama Theatre, Cinema1,Cinema2,Gallery
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From29th March 2018
To7th April 2018
WhenMar 29,31, Apr 3,4,5 at 19:00. Mar 31, Apr 7 Mats 14:00
What is currently on at Barbican Centre (V371)


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.
Music Mark-Anthony Turnage
Lyrics Rory Mullarkey (after Neil Gaiman)

Archive :: production:T845965614, opera or operetta:S1771466497, venue:V371

Production details

The world premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's opera based on Neil Gaiman's much-loved story, in a production at the Barbican directed by Aletta Collins. Sung in English with surtitles.


Producer Royal Opera House
Producer Opera de Lille
Producer Victorian Opera
Producer Theater Freiburg
Director Aletta Collins
Conductor Sian Edwards
Design Giles Cadle
Costume Gabrielle Dalton
Lighting Matt Haskins

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