Alasdair Middleton

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Alasdair Middleton is a leading British opera librettist and playwright with librettos commissioned by the Royal Opera House, Opera North and the Berlin Philharmonic among others. He is responsible for a series of important operatic collaborations with the British composer Jonathan Dove including The Enchanted Pig and The Adventures of Pinocchio. He has also worked extensively with the choreographer Will Tuckett both as librettist and co-director, and has written several works with Matthew King including the award-winning community opera On London Fields. Middleton’s plays include Aeschylean Nasty, Shame on you Charlotte, Casta Diva and Einmal. He teaches the Junior Drama Classes at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Opera libretti[edit]


  • Einmal (Stoked Festival, 2007)[2]

Published works[edit]

  • The Enchanted Pig (Oberon Modern Plays, 2008) ISBN 978-1-84002-717-4, ISBN 1-84002-717-7[5]


  1. ^ a b "Stoked Theatre Festival". Archived from the original on 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2008-02-09.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Opera North programme, The Adventures of Pinnochio, 2007
  3. ^ The Stage / Reviews / Blind Date
  4. ^ David Bruce - Composer
  5. ^ Powell's Books - The Enchanted Pig (Oberon Modern Plays) by Alasdair Middleton