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The Royal Opera House

Academy of Barmy Composers Book - Classical

Discover the thrilling story of opera with Jack, Megan and the time-travelling Trunk.

Go with them to Florence, Italy and back to 1597, the beginning of the Baroque era, to meet Professor Peri, the inventor of opera, Perfect Purcell, Too Hot to Handel, and a host of other barmy composers. All is fun and games until Cruel Cromwell arrives to stop the party. Will Jack and Megan find the courage to tackle the Dark Lord Protector and save opera from disappearing forever?

Join us on an unforgettable 500-year journey, told like never before.

The ABC of Opera tells thrilling children's stories about composers from the past 500 years up to today, by meeting the composers themselves and hearing their stories in a remarkable new series of four magical tales, as never told before.

Mark Llewellyn Evans is the founder and creative director of ABC of Opera Productions, which tours UK-wide introducing children to the stories and glories of the opera through music and storytelling. Mark is a professional baritone opera singer. His brother, Wynne Evans, is famous as the tenor Gio Compario in the insurance adverts.

Karl Davies is an exciting new children's book illustrator whose debut work brings the cast and characters of the ABC of Opera vividly to life. Karl is a practicing landscape painter.

Age: 7-9  
64 pages 
Size: 25 x 20 cms
ISBN 9781912213863