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Unlocking the Maze: A European Co-operation Project

This is a collaborative online space to share the experiences of producing a new children’s opera
The Monster in the Maze by Jonathan Dove by three international co-commissioners – the Berliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra
and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.


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Review: Suddeutsche Zeitung

25 June 2015|0 Comments

Wonder and enchantment 25 June 2015 Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in “The Monster in the Maze” by Jonathan Dove – with spectacularly swaying choirs.

A great success in Berlin

23 June 2015|0 Comments

On 20 and 21 June the world premiere of The Monster in the Maze took place at the Philharmonie in Berlin. Here’s a few photos from the show:


Reviews from London

10 July 2015|0 Comments

We were thrilled that The Monster went down well with the critics in London. Here’s a selection:

The Monster reaches London

6 July 2015|0 Comments

The Monster has made its way to London, appearing last night at the Barbican Centre.

  • Le Monstre du labyrinthe – Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2015 © Vincent Beaume

Memories from the rehearsals in Aix

20 July 2015|0 Comments

An adult chorister, participant in the production of The Monster in the Maze at the Festival d’Aix, shares his intense and moving memories from the rehearsals (in French).

The Monster in Aix : on the eve of the performances

16 July 2015|0 Comments

Have a sneak peak into the final rehearsals of The Monster in the Maze at the Festival d’Aix, with conductor Sir Simon Rattle and stage director Marie-Eve Signeyrole giving their impressions on the production, on