Soaring straight into our hearts: The Little Green Swallow at British Youth Opera

Director Stuart Barker brings us an evening which sparkles like an operatic glass of champagne. Jonathan Dove’s pretty fairy tale, sung in an English translation by Adam Pollock and glittering with intelligent allusions to other works, is lightness and charm itself. Packed with humour, drama and romance, with strong moral overtones warning against vanity and selfishness, and with some seriously creative puppetry, it is ideal for children as well as grownups: musically and dramatically, The Little Green Swallow really does have something for everyone to enjoy.

Click here to read my full review on Bachtrack.

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