The Travelling Companion

A mysterious stranger, a princess, a riddle, a wizard, 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.

New Sussex Opera Orchestra
New Sussex Opera Chorus
conductor Toby Purser
director Paul Higgins
designer Isabella Van Braeckel

John David Horton
The Travelling Companion Julien Van Mellaerts
The Princess Kate Valentine
The King Pauls Putnins
Wizard William Robert Allenby

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