Aurora Grimeborn Opera – Aurora is based on an Italian folk story set in the Dolomite mountains. The Princess of Doleda suffers from the terrible illness of the night, which also took her mother. Her overbearing but loving father, the King of Doleda, is desperate to help her. When he encounters a charismatic Wise Woman in the woods, the Princess’ journey of self-knowledge, spiritual awakening, sacrifice and love is set in motion. This powerful story deeply resonates with our modern times.
Conductor/Composer – Noah Mosley
Libretto – Elisabetta Campeti
Director – Aylin Bozok
Designer – Holly Pigott
Lighting Designer – Ben Pickersgill
Aurora – Isolde Roxby
Prince – Dominic Bowe
Wild Woman – Katherine Aitken
Mountain Witch – Jean-Max Lattemann
Prince /Owl – Magid El Bushra
Emily Garland, Zerrin Karsli, Ingunn Hrafnkelsdottir, Rachael Cox, Elspeth Marrow, Olivia Martin, Phil Clieve, John Holland-Avery, Jack Lawrence-Jones, Matthew Thistleton
Flute/Piccolo Julie Groves, Oboe/Cor Anglais Laura Campbell, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet Ozlem Celik, Bassoon James Fischer, Trumpet Sarah Campbell, Horn Brendan Parravicini, Trombone Jamie Pimenta, Violin 1 Roma Tic, Karolina Sut, Cara Laskaris, Violin 2 Christopher Rutland, Roman Litwnyniw, Marike Kruup, Viola, Francis Gallagher, Katie de Campos, Cello Joe Davies, Double Bass Lewis Reid.