Cast of Ulla's Odyssey

Ulla’s Odyssey in rehearsal

Posted on 13 March 2017

We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting the fun, feisty and family-friendly Ulla’s Odyssey 28 – 30 March here at the Belgrade. Ulla’s Odyssey tells the story of fourteen-year-old Ulla as she attempts to become the youngest person to sail the world single-handedly in her trusty sailing boat ‘The Homer’, with only her cat Binnacle to keep her company as she navigates the high seas.


All is not plain sailing, as our heroine encounters mythical creatures and obstacles on her journey, including Cy-ops, a one-eyed, over-keen robotic customs official, and Sylla, a dangerous sea creature whose body and mind have been horribly twisted by radioactive rubbish dumped into the ocean. Meanwhile the voices of the Sirens, Ulla’s friends and family, call out to her from across the waves, tempting her to give up her lonely voyage and come home.


This new opera is an enchanting nautical fantasy by New Zealand composer Anthony Young and Canadian librettist Leanna Brodie, directed by OperaUpClose’s Associate Director, Valentina Ceschi (The Elixir of Love and Dido & Aeneas) and designed by Faye Bradley (Linbury Prize Finalist 2013).

Age recommendation 7+
Tickets for Ulla’s Odyssey are available to book now. Call our friendly Box Office on 024 7655 3055 or book online where tickets are even cheaper.