Russell Hepplewhite

Russell Hepplewhite is becoming widely known for his operatic, musical theatre and choral music.  His ground-breaking operas commissioned by English Touring Opera for young audiences have been widely performed, and have won him much critical acclaim.  Russell's choral works are published by Banks Music Publications and Oxford University Press.  He is the composer in residence with the Arcubus Ensemble and his first musical Moonfleet received  was premiered at the Salisbury Playhouse in April 2018. The forthcoming season sees two new opera premieres and international productions of Laika The Spacedog opening in Switzerland and Paris.

  • Two newly commissioned operas open late 2019:
  • The Casket Girl (Jubilee Opera) at Jubilee Hall Aldebrugh Nov 22nd
  • Ever Young (W11 Opera) at Posk Theatre, London Dec 7th
  • Laika the Spacedog opens at Nouvel Opera Fribourg in Switzerland Nov 24th
  • Laika the Spacedog opens at Opera Comique Paris April 25th 2020
  • OUP record and publish Fly Away, Fly Away Over The Sea 
  • Kent University commission major choral work for 2020

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