Roald Dahl

The Golden Ticket

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  • Opera composed by Peter Ash
  • Productions:
    • Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, June 13, 2010 (World premiere)
    • Wexford Festival Opera, October 2010 (European premiere)
    • Atlanta Opera, March 2012
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The Golden Ticket is an opera based on Roald Dahl’s classic book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by the contemporary American composer Peter Ash, with a libretto by Donald Sturrock. The Golden Ticket was commissioned by American Lyric Theater, Lawrence Edelson, Producing Artistic Director; and Felicity Dahl. It premiered at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis on June 13, 2010 in a co-production between OTSL, Ireland’s Wexford Festival Opera, and American Lyric Theater.


  • Cast:
    • Charlie: Michael Kepler Meo
    • Willy Wonka: Daniel Okulitch
    • Mike Teavee: David Trudgen
    • Veruca Salt : Jennifer Rivera
    • Lord Salt: David Kravitz
    • Violet Beauregard: Tracy Dahl
    • Augustus Gloop: Andrew Drost
    • Grandpa Joe: Frank Kelley
    • Mr. Beauregard/Grandpa George: Oren Gradus
    • Mrs. Gloop/Grandma Georgina: Kristin Clayton
    • Mrs. Teavee/Grandma Josephine: Mary Ann McCormick
    • Candy Mallow/Squirrelmistress: Jennifer Berkebile
  • Crew:
    • Director: James Robinson
    • Conductor: Timothy Redmond
    • Scenic Design: Bruno Schwengl
    • Costume Design: Martin Pakledinaz
    • Choreographer: Seán Curran


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