'Swanhunter' – Opera North and The Wrong Crowd

9. April 2015 Penny Francis

A dreamy opera for young people, featuring arresting puppetry and magical lighting.

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'Skitterbang Island' – Polka Theatre and Little Angel Theatre

30. April 2014 Alexander Winfield

An opera aimed squarely at children, this entrancing show features a show stealing puppet star and a finely realised set.

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'Satyagraha' – English National Opera

20. November 2013 Helen Babbs

An entrancing opera about Gandhi's early years, featuring huge puppets made from humble materials.

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'Madam Butterfly' – English National Opera

21. October 2013 Celia Mendizabal

Anthony Minghella's celebrated production returns, offering a truly pleasurable aesthetic experience.

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Puppet Opera Triple Bill – Third Hand

13. October 2013 Helen Jauregui

Three short operas showcase just how versatile and inventive puppet opera can be.

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'The Crocodile' – Llywelyn ap Myrddin

15. August 2013 Helen Jauregui

A comic opera with bite, based on a short story by Dostoyevksy and featuring an impressive rod puppet star.

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'The Firework-Maker's Daughter' – The Opera Group and Opera North

17. May 2013 Isobel Smith

Simple shadow puppetry and ingenious masks combine beautifully in this enchanting opera adapted from the novels of Philip Pullman.

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