Meet five of opera's best-loved female characters, including Salome, Bess and Susanna, thrust together at a fantasy dinner party. Expect power struggles, questionable table manners and a serving of severed head.

This new opera from Librettist Poppy Burton-Morgan and Composer Oliver Brignall is presented by Metta Theatre (V&A Opera Company in Residence).

Make-it: Visual Score -- create a visual "score" of your own music composition, with composer Oliver Brignall.

Make-It: Costume Design -- create your own costume using household materials with designer Ryan Dawson Laight. Advance booking essential. For 5-12 year olds. £8 per child. Children must be accompanied by a child (max. 1 adult per child). 

The Imagination Station -- Take to the stage with props and costumes to create an experimental opera set.



Librettist | Poppy Burton-Morgan

Composer | Oliver Brignall

Director | Poppy Burton-Morgan

Associate Director | Robin Norton-Hale

Designer | William Reynolds

Costume Designer for Susanna | Ryan Dawson Laight

Costumer Designer for Poppea | Gabriella Slade

Costume Designer for Salomé | Jean Chan

Costume Designer for Katerina | Loren Elstein

Costume Designer for Bess | Georgia De Grey


Susanna | Danae Eleni / Raphaela Papadakis

Poppea | Marta Fontanals Simmons

Salomé | Philippa Boyle

Katerina | Catrin Woodruff

Bess | Gweneth Ann Jeffers


Performance Dates

Victoria and Albert, Raphael GalleryLevel 1

Susanna - Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th October - 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Poppea - Saturday 11th November - times tbc

Salome - Friday 19th  January - times tbc

Victoria and Albert, Tapestry Galleries

Full Show - March 23rd - 7pm

Workshop Dates

Make-it: Visual Score - Monday 23rd - Wednesday 25th October - 10.30am-12.30pm and 2.30pm- 4.30pm (on Wednesday morning session only)

Make-it: Costume Design - Wednesday 23rd - Friday 27th October - 10.30am-12.30pm and 2.30pm- 4.30pm (on Wednesday afternoon session only)

The Imagination Station - Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th October - 10.30am - 5.00pm