The Travelling Companion

A mysterious stranger, a princess, a wizard’s riddle, with haunting, romantic music: the exciting re-discovery of Charles Villiers Stanford’s last and arguably finest opera, based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen, with libretto by Henry Newbolt. This is the first professional production of the work for over eighty years, and the first recording of any of Stanford’s nine operas – a key event in the current renaissance of interest in his music.

New Sussex Opera Orchestra
New Sussex Opera Chorus
New Sussex Opera Dancers
conductor Toby Purser
director Paul Higgins
designer Isabella Van Braeckel
lighting designer Tom Turner
choreographer Roseanna Anderson

John David Horton
The Travelling Companion Julien Van Mellaerts
The Princess Kate Valentine
The King Pauls Putnins
The Wizard Ian Beadle
The Herald
 Felix Kemp
Two girls Tamzin Barnett, Lucy Urquhart

Lewes Town Hall: 7 pm Wednesday November 21

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne: 7 pm Thursday November 22

Cadogan Hall London SW1: 7 pm Friday November 30

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden: 3 pm Sunday December 2
(this performance will be recorded live)

Production supported by The Stanford Society