A selection of stunning production images from The Monstrous Child, Royal Opera House, Linbury Theatre. Photos taken by Stephen Cummiskey.

THE MONSTROUS CHILD 21 February—3 March 2019 Linbury Theatre In this new opera by composer Gavin Higgins and best-selling author Francesca Simon Music Gavin Higgins Libretto Francesca Simon Director Timothy Sheader Designer Paul Wills Lighting designer Howard Hudson Movement director Josie Daxter Sound design Sound Intermedia Video designer Ian William Galloway -- Conductor: Jessica Cottis Orchestra - Aurora Orchestra Cast: Hel - Marta Fontanals-Simmons Angrboda - Rosie Aldridge Loki/God - Tom Randle Modgud - Lucy Schaufer Odin - Graeme Broadbent Baldr - Dan Shelvey Nanna / Embla - Elizabeth Karani

THE MONSTROUS CHILD 21 February—3 March 2019 Linbury Theatre In this new opera by composer Gavin Higgins and best-selling author Francesca Simon Music Gavin Higgins Libretto Francesca Simon Director Timothy Sheader Designer Paul Wills Lighting designer Howard Hudson Movement director Josie Daxter Sound design Sound Intermedia Video designer Ian William Galloway -- Conductor: Jessica Cottis Orchestra - Aurora Orchestra Cast: Hel - Marta Fontanals-Simmons Angrboda - Rosie Aldridge Loki/God - Tom Randle Modgud - Lucy Schaufer Odin - Graeme Broadbent Baldr - Dan Shelvey Nanna / Embla - Elizabeth Karani

THE MONSTROUS CHILD 21 February—3 March 2019 Linbury Theatre In this new opera by composer Gavin Higgins and best-selling author Francesca Simon Music Gavin Higgins Libretto Francesca Simon Director Timothy Sheader Designer Paul Wills Lighting designer Howard Hudson Movement director Josie Daxter Sound design Sound Intermedia Video designer Ian William Galloway -- Conductor: Jessica Cottis Orchestra - Aurora Orchestra Cast: Hel - Marta Fontanals-Simmons Angrboda - Rosie Aldridge Loki/God - Tom Randle Modgud - Lucy Schaufer Odin - Graeme Broadbent Baldr - Dan Shelvey Nanna / Embla - Elizabeth Karani

THE MONSTROUS CHILD 21 February—3 March 2019 Linbury Theatre In this new opera by composer Gavin Higgins and best-selling author Francesca Simon Music Gavin Higgins Libretto Francesca Simon Director Timothy Sheader Designer Paul Wills Lighting designer Howard Hudson Movement director Josie Daxter Sound design Sound Intermedia Video designer Ian William Galloway -- Conductor: Jessica Cottis Orchestra - Aurora Orchestra Cast: Hel - Marta Fontanals-Simmons Angrboda - Rosie Aldridge Loki/God - Tom Randle Modgud - Lucy Schaufer Odin - Graeme Broadbent Baldr - Dan Shelvey Nanna / Embla - Elizabeth Karani

THE MONSTROUS CHILD 21 February—3 March 2019 Linbury Theatre In this new opera by composer Gavin Higgins and best-selling author Francesca Simon Music Gavin Higgins Libretto Francesca Simon Director Timothy Sheader Designer Paul Wills Lighting designer Howard Hudson Movement director Josie Daxter Sound design Sound Intermedia Video designer Ian William Galloway -- Conductor: Jessica Cottis Orchestra - Aurora Orchestra Cast: Hel - Marta Fontanals-Simmons Angrboda - Rosie Aldridge Loki/God - Tom Randle Modgud - Lucy Schaufer Odin - Graeme Broadbent Baldr - Dan Shelvey Nanna / Embla - Elizabeth Karani

THE MONSTROUS CHILD 21 February—3 March 2019 Linbury Theatre In this new opera by composer Gavin Higgins and best-selling author Francesca Simon Music Gavin Higgins Libretto Francesca Simon Director Timothy Sheader Designer Paul Wills Lighting designer Howard Hudson Movement director Josie Daxter Sound design Sound Intermedia Video designer Ian William Galloway -- Conductor: Jessica Cottis Orchestra - Aurora Orchestra Cast: Hel - Marta Fontanals-Simmons Angrboda - Rosie Aldridge Loki/God - Tom Randle Modgud - Lucy Schaufer Odin - Graeme Broadbent Baldr - Dan Shelvey Nanna / Embla - Elizabeth Karani

THE MONSTROUS CHILD 21 February—3 March 2019 Linbury Theatre In this new opera by composer Gavin Higgins and best-selling author Francesca Simon Music Gavin Higgins Libretto Francesca Simon Director Timothy Sheader Designer Paul Wills Lighting designer Howard Hudson Movement director Josie Daxter Sound design Sound Intermedia Video designer Ian William Galloway -- Conductor: Jessica Cottis Orchestra - Aurora Orchestra Cast: Hel - Marta Fontanals-Simmons Angrboda - Rosie Aldridge Loki/God - Tom Randle Modgud - Lucy Schaufer Odin - Graeme Broadbent Baldr - Dan Shelvey Nanna / Embla - Elizabeth Karani

THE MONSTROUS CHILD 21 February—3 March 2019 Linbury Theatre In this new opera by composer Gavin Higgins and best-selling author Francesca Simon Music Gavin Higgins Libretto Francesca Simon Director Timothy Sheader Designer Paul Wills Lighting designer Howard Hudson Movement director Josie Daxter Sound design Sound Intermedia Video designer Ian William Galloway -- Conductor: Jessica Cottis Orchestra - Aurora Orchestra Cast: Hel - Marta Fontanals-Simmons Angrboda - Rosie Aldridge Loki/God - Tom Randle Modgud - Lucy Schaufer Odin - Graeme Broadbent Baldr - Dan Shelvey Nanna / Embla - Elizabeth Karani

THE MONSTROUS CHILD 21 February—3 March 2019 Linbury Theatre In this new opera by composer Gavin Higgins and best-selling author Francesca Simon Music Gavin Higgins Libretto Francesca Simon Director Timothy Sheader Designer Paul Wills Lighting designer Howard Hudson Movement director Josie Daxter Sound design Sound Intermedia Video designer Ian William Galloway -- Conductor: Jessica Cottis Orchestra - Aurora Orchestra Cast: Hel - Marta Fontanals-Simmons Angrboda - Rosie Aldridge Loki/God - Tom Randle Modgud - Lucy Schaufer Odin - Graeme Broadbent Baldr - Dan Shelvey Nanna / Embla - Elizabeth Karani

THE MONSTROUS CHILD 21 February—3 March 2019 Linbury Theatre In this new opera by composer Gavin Higgins and best-selling author Francesca Simon Music Gavin Higgins Libretto Francesca Simon Director Timothy Sheader Designer Paul Wills Lighting designer Howard Hudson Movement director Josie Daxter Sound design Sound Intermedia Video designer Ian William Galloway -- Conductor: Jessica Cottis Orchestra - Aurora Orchestra Cast: Hel - Marta Fontanals-Simmons Angrboda - Rosie Aldridge Loki/God - Tom Randle Modgud - Lucy Schaufer Odin - Graeme Broadbent Baldr - Dan Shelvey Nanna / Embla - Elizabeth Karani

THE MONSTROUS CHILD 21 February—3 March 2019 Linbury Theatre In this new opera by composer Gavin Higgins and best-selling author Francesca Simon Music Gavin Higgins Libretto Francesca Simon Director Timothy Sheader Designer Paul Wills Lighting designer Howard Hudson Movement director Josie Daxter Sound design Sound Intermedia Video designer Ian William Galloway -- Conductor: Jessica Cottis Orchestra - Aurora Orchestra Cast: Hel - Marta Fontanals-Simmons Angrboda - Rosie Aldridge Loki/God - Tom Randle Modgud - Lucy Schaufer Odin - Graeme Broadbent Baldr - Dan Shelvey Nanna / Embla - Elizabeth Karani

THE MONSTROUS CHILD
21 February—3 March 2019
Linbury Theatre
In this new opera by composer Gavin Higgins and best-selling author Francesca Simon
Music – Gavin Higgins
Libretto – Francesca Simon
Director – Timothy Sheader
Designer – Paul Wills
Lighting designer – Howard Hudson
Movement director – Josie Daxter
Sound design – Sound Intermedia
Video designer – Ian William Galloway

Conductor – Jessica Cottis
Orchestra – Aurora Orchestra
Cast:
Hel – Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Angrboda – Rosie Aldridge
Loki/God – Tom Randle
Modgud – Lucy Schaufer
Odin – Graeme Broadbent
Baldr – Dan Shelvey
Nanna / Embla – Elizabeth Karani