28: Conductor Jessica Cottis introduces the new opera The Monstrous Child
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A new opera - The Monstrous Child - by composer Gavin Higgins and author Francesca Simom about the teenage daughter of a Norse God who's search for her place in a mythical world opens at the Royal Opera House's Linbury Theatre on Thursday 21 Febraury. Jessica Cottis conducts the Aurora Orchestra. Jessica and I met in the Linbury Theatre during a break in rehearsals on Thursday 14 February. In addition to talking about the opera, we discussed the connection between science and the arts, orchestral scores, the thrill of being in the orchestra pit, and polyhedric structures. For more information and ticket availability visit the [Royal Opera House website](https://www.roh.org.uk/productions/the-monstrous-child-by-timothy-sheader).