Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's poignant portrayal of a dying beggar girl on New Year's Eve in an unnamed city, The Little Match Girl Chamber Opera is an operatic parable of the crisis of spiritual identity in the modern era. Not a children's opera (although it can be adapted for presentation to children). This opera is a 90-minute tour de force of human emotion. It contains more inspired, memorable melody than any opera since Puccini.
The Premiere performance of the Opera was held in Paris to great acclaim on June 20, 2013 on the eve of the annual Festival of Music.