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Tutankhamun's Shoes

Music by: Rosabella Gregory

Libretto by: Robin Norton-Hale

Duration: 45 mins

Originally Commissioned and premiered by the English Touring Opera, 2022


Tutankhamun's Shoes is a new interactive children's opera that sends audiences back in time, to follow the story of King Tutankhamun's life, from a young pharaoh through to the discovery of his tomb.

We are taken on the journey by Queen Pharaoh Nefertiti, now an ever-living cat.  She will lead us whirling through time between Tutankhamun’s lonely and gruelling childhood in Ancient Egypt, and 1920s England where Nefertiti has chosen Lady Carnarvon as her person!  See how Howard Carter discovered the tomb, how Tutankhamun was betrayed by his Uncle Ay, and wonder how in all those museums with that gold, Tutankhamun’s story was never ever told…



1 Soprano

1 Mezzo Soprano

1 Counter Tenor

1 Bass-Baritone


Keys 1 ( Piano, Harp, Celesta)

Keys 2 (Celesta, Santoor, Harp, Vibraphone)


Percussion (1 player)




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