The Moon Hares
The Moon Hares is a magical opera for families, commissioned and created by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
This energetic and theatrical performance features over 100 performers on stage with the OAE, with original music by James Redwood and excerpts from Dioclesian, by Henry Purcell.
The story, by Hazel Gould, takes place in a mysterious village whose inhabitants are bound by strict rules and regulations.
When a new teacher arrives there, she is surprised to discover the children have never seen the moon – they are forbidden from going out at night, for fear of being turned into a hare until daybreak.
What happens when the children begin breaking the rules, and start living as wild animals, exploring nature and the night
- Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
- James Redwood conductor
- Rob Howarth conductor
- Yshani Perinpanayagam conductor
- Kirsty Hopkins soprano, The Teacher
- Charmian Bedford soprano, The Mayor's Daughter
- Timothy Dickinson bass-baritone, The Mayor
- Robert Gildon bass, The Wise Old Man
- Young people and adults from across Camden
- Hazel Gould director, libretto
- James Redwood: The Moon Hares - family opera (featuring music from Purcell's Dioclesian) with story and libretto by Hazel Gould
Need to know
For ages 7+ and their families
Dates & times
- Standard entry£10 – £82*
* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.
** Limited availability. Read about concessions.
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