Award-winning opera makers working closely with teenagers of North Huddersfield Trust School have developed this comic, modern opera that sensitively engages younger audiences with important issues. Mixing styles from classical to grime, A Shoe Full of Starsis a funny, touching and extraordinary opera not to be missed.
After news of a terrorist attack shakes his world, a very ordinary teenager suddenly finds himself on a bizarre, magical island where conflict is bubbling up everywhere... and nothing is at it seems!
CAST / creatives
Omar Shahryar composer, Ruth Mariner director
Ed Harris libretto, Christopher Leedham conductor
Gestalt Arts and Identity Project, Supported by the International Opera Awards
Lizzie Holmes, soprano & Neil Balfour, bass-baritone
Created with staff and students of North Huddersfield Trust School
With Dark Inventions Music Ensemble