Bruce: The Firework Maker’s Daughter

The Firework Maker’s Daughter is a new opera by award-winning composer David Bruce and librettist Glyn Maxwell, based on the fairy-tale adventure by acclaimed children’s author Philip Pullman. Staged by John Fulljames, with designs by Dick Bird and puppetry by Indefinite Articles, this tale of courage, friendship and growing-up will be a magical, theatrical event […] Read more »

Bruce: Prince Zal and the Simorgh

A new work for narrator and orchestra commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and City University London as part of the BrightSparks series, Prince Zal and the Simorgh marks a new direction in unusual canon of David Bruce’s works. Besides the standard orchestral instrumentation, Bruce employs a battery of Iranian percussion and a large Daf […] Read more »