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Video: Terry Jones writes libretto for new opera

Edward Lear's The Owl and the Pussycat is a favourite of many adults and children alike - and now ex-Monty Python Terry Jones has written the libretto for a new operatic version of the poem.

But the work is being performed in a more appropriate setting than an opera house: It is being staged on the water as part of the London 2012 Festival.

The ROH2 production also features a newly-commissioned score from Oscar-winning composer Anne Dudley and includes performances by local community choirs from Hounslow, Ealing, Westminster, Islington and Tower Hamlets.

Produced by the BBC's Claudia Redmond and Dan Curtis

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