Bring a new Opera to Perth Festival 2024


We're excited to be launching our first ever Perth Festival of the Arts Crowdfunding Appeal.

In May 2024, we're looking to present a new chamber opera, A Child in Striped Pyjamas by composer Noah Max, inspired by John Boyne's bestselling novel and film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

To bring this bold contemporary production to life and present opera to diverse audiences, we need the support of individuals who share our passion for the arts.  


Sensitively and creatively composed by London-based British composer Noah MaxA Child in Striped Pyjamas is an important opera of our time. Boyne’s story is a symbolic exploration of one reason why the Holocaust remains so traumatic: it demonstrates to future generations the relentlessly organised barbarity of which humanity is capable. It is powerful parable that will help current and future generations to engage with, and remember, this period in history.

We have been working with Noah to develop plans to co-produce his new opera at our 2024 Festival. This will be the Scottish premiere.

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Why we need your support

Through this Crowdfunding appeal, we are asking for your support as champions of opera in our culture today, through a one-off donation. 

The costs of presenting Festival events, and especially medium to large-scale classical music and opera, increase each year. Costs now significantly outweigh the amount we can charge for tickets and the audience size we can accommodate in Perth, therefore leaving a growing funding gap for each Festival concert: a gap that we must find a way to bridge each year. 

Funds raised will support the costs of staging the opera in May 2024.

How to support the Appeal

Read all about the Crowdfunding Appeal here. You can donate online through Crowdfunder UK website with a few easy steps. You can also choose a 'Reward' for donations of certain sizes. 

If you'd prefer to donate by cheque, please make this out to Perth Festival of the Arts and send to Perth Festival of the Arts, Ground Floor, 32 King Street, Perth, PH2 8JB. Please enclose your full name and contact details so that we can contact you to say thank you and follow up on any rewards. 

Thank you for any support that you can offer.