4* reviews for 'Dalia'!

Commissioned and premiered by Garsington Opera on 28th, 30th & 31st July 2022, 'Dalia' told the story of a Syrian refugee girl, in her early teens, fostered in the UK. Dalia struggles with this new very alien culture and xenophobic, nosy neighbours but finds hope, joy and acceptance through becoming a national youth cricket champion. Performed to a packed house every night, The Telegraph and The Observer both gave the opera four stars, describing it as ".. an excellent season-closer features a richly textured score and life-changing debuts." and "Garsington's refugee community opera bowls everyone over. ...sharp, embracing and affecting", respectively.