The story of Haroun is a tale of a fight between the free imagination and the powers that oppose it. Haroun, a storyteller's son, learns that the Ocean of the Sea of Stories, the source of all stories, is being polluted by the enemy of all stories, the sinister Khattam-Shud. In a series of brilliantly imagined adventures, Haroun succeeds in defeating the powers of darkness and restoring happiness to his family and to the city where he lives. The libretto stays close to the buoyant spirit of the original children's book, conjuring up a fantasy world in which, nonetheless, one never loses sight of harsh political reality and the issues of freedom of speech and imagination.
|Character List (Major):
2 major roles (Baritone and Soprano)