Latest collaboration with Alasdair Middleton for Opera North
Following the great success of Doves acclaimed work The Adventures of Pinocchio, Opera North has commissioned another family opera from Jonathan Dove and Alastair Middleton, which will tour the North of England this Autumn.
Dates: 13 November - 13 December 2009.
Inspired by the Finnish folk epic, the Kalevala, Swanhunter tells the story of adventurous Lemminkäinen who, against his mothers wishes, sets out on a quest towards North to find a bride. Mastering many trials and unseen dangers along the way, he ultimately relies on the love of his mother and the all conquering power of song...