ROH Youth Opera Company Opera Short – The Watchers In The Wings

The Royal Opera House’s Youth Opera Company is proud to present a newly commissioned four-minute opera by children’s author Steven Butler and award-winning composer John Barber.

Watchers in the Wings stars 47 children aged between nine and 13 years old and sees them perform alongside British tenor Paul Curievici. The film was produced on location at the Royal Opera House and tells the story of a group of schoolchildren who find themselves whisked away on an adventure through the building, with a little help from a mysterious and enigmatic tour guide.

Composer: John Barber; Libretto: Steven Butler