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With Kate Atkinson, Sebastian Barry, Anne Enright, Alexander McCall Smith, Andrew O’Hagan, Kate Mosse, Andrew Motion, Colm Tóibín, Joanna Trollope, Ali Smith, Jeanette Winterson & more


In this stunning collection, the best and brightest writers working today reimagine familiar stories from the greatest operas. Don Giovanni’s ghost haunts a young boy, Fidelio meets Porgy and Bess and two hapless men stage a Mozartian love test. Long-lost loves enter the dating game and undying witches finally get grey hairs. Funny, macabre or irreverent, these stories are charming for any opera lover and a beguiling collection in their own right.

Reviews

Winterson's stellar cast delivers plenty of incident as well as atmosphere to power this upbeat collection
Financial Times
Soars to some hugely enjoyable climaxes
Irish Times
Offers a glimpse of how the inspirational and the creative juices interact
Spectator
Wonderfully innovative, creative and fun
The Times