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Shackleton's Cat Opera

Shackleton's Cat - Children's Opera

Shackleton's Cat returns in 2018, as part of English Touring Opera's award-winning strand of operas for young people. The opera tells the story of the voyage and destruction of the Endurance 100 years ago, and the subsequent tale of survival against all odds. The opera lasts just over an hour and is created for children aged 7-11 and their families.

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George Benjamin’s Written on Skin

Thu 19 October 2017

West Road Concert Hall

Written on Skin, an opera by George Benjamin with a text by Martin Crimp drawn from a 13th-century Occitan legend, has been universally acclaimed since its première at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 2012. Oliver Zeffman conducts the Melos Sinfonia and five outstanding young soloists in a new concert staging of this landmark work directed by Jack Furness.

Lauren Fagan Agnès
Ross Ramgobin The Protector
Patrick Terry The Boy/Angel 1
Bethan Langford Marie/Angel 2
Nick Pritchard John/Angel 3

Melos Sinfonia
Oliver Zeffman conductor
Jack Furness director

In addition to this performance at West Road Concert Hall, the production will tour to LSO St Luke's in London and to the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.

Photo © Matthew Lloyd

Cost: General £30, Concessions £8

Ages: 16+

Enquiries and booking

Booking is recommended for this event.

Enquiries: ADC Ticketing Website Telephone: 01223 300085


All times

Thu 19 October 2017 7:30PM - 9:30PM


Address: West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
Email: westroad@mus.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 335184