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The Golden Penguin

Original Story, Libretto and Music by Alla Sirenko

​A magical musical tale about a Princess in her frozen land, it is a story about the triumph of friendship and love over the forces of cold and

evil.  There are all kinds of magical effects - dancing butterflies, snowflakes, flowers, eagles who walk on stilts and a Golden Penguin who

can fly! All kinds of magical transformations and surprises abound in this delightful fairytale.   It is suitable for children from 6 years upwards

Ukraine born Alla Sirenko is an internationally renowned composer;  her many compositions range from chamber music to film and stage

scores.   A few years ago she played her own composition of  "Ave Maria" at an open-air concert for the late Pope John Paul II

“The Golden Penguin” was premiered by the Ukrainian State Opera and Ballet Company of Lviv, in co-operation with British artists –

London in November 2001 in Covent Garden (Linbury Studio). It has become part of the main repertoire of the Ukrainian Opera and Ballet

Theatre of Lviv for the next ten years.


“The Libretto, the songs (are) charming, a very colourful story.”
  Rosamunde Pilcher

“ If any classical composer could be considered a household name in Ukraine, it is Alla Sirenko.’’ 

   Opera Now

“ The children were captivated by this magical Opera”
Ukrainian Central Television

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