Author: Robert Hamilton
There have been a few goes at this in past years. All have floundered on the jagged coastline of disinterest, underfunding, crap location, terrible films or bad timing.Read the full story..
It was a wet and windy afternoon as I ventured forth to see the Royal Northern College of Music’s production of Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.Read the full story..
In the midst of your Opera Correspondent’s many birthday celebrations I managed to squeeze in this joyful production of Franz Lehár’s comic opera, The Merry Widow.Read the full story..
It’s a busy old time in the Hamilton household at the moment what with the build-up to the imminent birthday celebrations of your esteemed Opera Correspondent. The preparations for the state banquet, the VIP guest list and buying the frame for her Majesty’s telegram have all eaten away at time itself.Read the full story..
As you may or may not know I have been given a battlefield promotion from Opera Critic to Opera Correspondent for my outstanding service to the understanding of opera in the North.Read the full story..
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