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The Opus Pocus

The Opus Pocus is an independent, multimedia publisher set up by Matt Parry, a professional trombone player and music teacher who studied at the Royal Academy of Music.

Inspired by the likes of Disney’s Fantasia and fun, educational series like Horrible Histories, Matt wanted to develop something to help children discover classical music and struck upon the idea of transforming the great symphonic works into funny, action-packed, multimedia stories so that kids absorb the music simply by following the story: it’s education by stealth.

After one successful Kickstarter campaign, two failed record deals, three triumphant orchestral recordings and at least four years hard work, Matt won the national Intuit StartUp Britain competition which provided funding to help launch The Opus Pocus.

Follow Matt Parry (not Matt Perry) on twitter: @notmattperry

The Opus Pocus

The Opus Pocus is an independent, multimedia publisher set up by Matt Parry, a professional trombone player and music teacher who studied at the Royal Academy of Music.

Inspired by the likes of Disney’s Fantasia and fun, educational series like Horrible Histories, Matt wanted to develop something to help children discover classical music and struck upon the idea of transforming the great symphonic works into funny, action-packed, multimedia stories so that kids absorb the music simply by following the story: it’s education by stealth.

After one successful Kickstarter campaign, two failed record deals, three triumphant orchestral recordings and at least four years hard work, Matt won the national Intuit StartUp Britain competition which provided funding to help launch The Opus Pocus.

Follow Matt Parry (not Matt Perry) on twitter: @notmattperry

Cast & Creatives

Brian Blessed

The Great Sultan Shakriar / The King

Rory Bremner

Sinbad / The Kalendar Prince

Jess Murphy

Sheherazade / The King’s Daughter / An Odd Princess

Sam Morris

Grandma Dingley / The Genie / A Normal Prince / Some Pirates, Some Wizards and Some of the King’s Guards

Nigel Garton

Other Pirates, A Fruity Wizard and The Rest Of The King’s Guards

Matt Parry

Writer, Director & Producer

Orchestra

Greg Arrowsmith

Conductor

Sarah Sexton

Violin Solo / Orchestra Leader

The Opus Pocus Orchestra

The Orchestra

Sound

Prozone Music

Orchestra Sound Engineer

Royal Academy of Music

Orchestra Recording Venue

Stakeout Studios

Voiceover Sound Engineer

Andrew Smillie

Mastering Engineer

Illustration and Design

Faye Simms

Illustrator

Matteo Pincelli

Illustrator

ArtMiker Studios

Illustrator

Mandy Norman

Art direction and original book/web design

Dynamic Sales Solutions

Web developer

James Topp

Original web design