Recommended Age Guideline 12+

STUMPED: an opera about mythology and deforestation

A brand-new miniature opera exploring deforestation through scenes from five ancient stories that centre on what happens when you mess with trees. These stories alternate with conversations between two users of an internet forum on an overnight work binge. Gradually, the two worlds begin to merge. 

A journey through emotion, humour, anger and ultimately hope, all packed into a tight 40 minutes, STUMPED is ideally suited to both existing opera fans and newbies. The opera is performed by a stellar cast and ends with a short reflection from an invited expert on trees and forests. Part of the Made in Scotland Showcase. 



Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR view map
2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13 August

18:45 (1hr) | £14/£12, *Aug 6 2 for 1


Creative Credits

Set Design Hunter Muir
Conductor Thomas Butler
Director Edie Bailey
Producer Campbell Parker
Music and Libretto by Lewis Coenen-Rowe using words drawn from The Epic of Gilgamesh (anon.), The Tale of Two Brothers (anon.), Mahabharata (anon.), Metamorphoses (Ovid) and The Poetic Edda (anon.)

Funded by the Hope Scott Trust


Scottish Storytelling Centre

43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR

  • 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13 August

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