Borka is a goose – born on the East Anglian marshes with no feathers. But this doesn’t stop her trying to learn to fly and swim. But she is abandoned by her family and friends, forcing her into a life of adventures. She is finally rescued and taken to Kew Gardens. The story is about being different – and how this is not such a bad thing.

This new opera for children and their families, performed by eight singers, musicians and puppeteers, composed by Russell Hepplewhite and directed by Tim Yealland, is based on the classic, prize-winning, illustrated book by John Burningham.

“It was fantastic! What a lovely way to introduce opera to young children. They loved it!” Teacher, Queensbridge Primary School

Winner of the 2014 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera.

Ticket holders for Borka: The Goose with no Feathers can attend A Little Bit of Magic – a FREE tour of the set of ETO’s The Magic Flute and an opportunity to meet members of the ETO cast and crew, and look at costumes and props. Please note, places on the tour must be booked in advance through the Box Office.