Coraline (opera)

Coraline is an opera in 2 acts by English composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, with a libretto by Rory Mullarkey. It is based on the 2002 dark fantasy children's novella by Neil Gaiman. It is directed by Aletta Collins and conducted by Sian Edwards.[1][2]

Opera by Mark-Anthony Turnage
LibrettistRory Mullarkey
Based onCoraline by Neil Gaiman
27 March 2018 (2018-03-27)

The opera had its world premiere at the Barbican Centre in London from 27 March to 7 April 2018, and is presented by the Barbican and produced by the Royal Opera House in a co-production with Folkoperan, Opéra de Lille, Theater Freiburg and Victorian Opera.[3]


  1. ^ Ashley, Tim (30 March 2018). "Coraline review – creepy adaptation of Neil Gaiman's tale will turn kids on to opera". the Guardian. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  2. ^ "As If It Couldn't Get Any Creepier, Neil Gaiman's 'Coraline' Is Becoming an Opera". Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Mark-Anthony Turnage: new opera Coraline announced". Retrieved 9 April 2018.