Gavin Higgins

Gavin Higgins is an award winning composer who has worked with some of the country’s leading orchestras, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic. His latest work is an opera based on Francesca’s Simon’s best-selling book, The Monstrous Child.

The Monstrous Child
Bestselling children’s author and librettist Francesca Simon, with composer Gavin Higgins, produced an opera of her stunning epic Norse tale, The Monstrous Child, which was staged at the Royal Opera House in February 2019. Francesca and Gavin are in conversation with singer and cellist Simon Wallfisch, discussing the genesis of the production. This was a unique opportunity to hear about the process of turning a story into a full-scale operatic production. A children’s/ youn...