Hampstead Garden Opera is back to present Jonathan Dove’s mesmerising tale, The Enchanted Pig. It was first shown in 2006 at the Young Vic and now, director Laura Attridge instills the fairy tale magnificence on Jackson Lane Theatre’s stage as written by Dove’s librettist Alasdair Middleton. The production secures the opera’s musical glory with a shining cast of brilliant young singers and an ensemble of skilled musicians.
The Enchanted Pig is a unique blend of storytelling for children and interested adults. It’s a delightful fusion of Romanian and Norwegian folktale and much like its diverse origins, the production is kaleidoscopic – a combination of opera, classical music, vaudeville, cabaret, waltz and chorus singing.