Commissioned by Opera Holland Park in a co-production with the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto, Itch is an explosive new opera from composer Jonathan Dove and librettist Alasdair Middleton. Adapted from Simon Mayo’s best-selling novels, Itch and Itch Rocks, with a sparkling ensemble cast and a soundworld that speaks of dangerous treasures, this is an element-hunting adventure story for all ages, spliced with comedy, peril and brilliant operatic set-pieces.



Opera by Jonathan Dove

Libretto by Alasdair Middleton based on the book series by Simon Mayo

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Literary Works © Simon Mayo

Libretto © Copyright Alasdair Middleton, based on the book series by Simon Mayo.

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Commissioned by James Clutton for Opera Holland Park