2002 Hit Children’s Novella “Coraline” Turned Into a Grand Opera at London’s Royal Opera House

Having sold over 1 million copies since its 2002 publication, “Coraline” has developed quite a large fan base among children and parents alike for its coming-of-age themes set in an eerie and dark fantasy world. Written by Neil Gaiman, this story about a brave young girl trying to navigate a world of crazy grown-ups and even crazier animals is being picked up by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage to be adapted into an opera for London’s Royal Opera House. Click to read more about this work in progress, such as the unusual theatrical challenges faced, like how exactly one might recruit a mouse orchestra.