Opera Correspondent Robert Hamilton maintains a steady watch over operatic events in the North of England.
This week sees a landmark in my long walk on this weird and mostly wonderful world, although weird has the upper hand at the moment.Read the full story..
Online Opera Review: Nineteen Ways of Looking, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art and Chinese Arts Now
As we hurtle towards 2021, I realise that it’s been eight months since I last saw a live opera and who knows when I will see one again.Read the full story..
It’s been a quiet old time here at OperaWatch HQ. The furniture is dust-covered, the trainee opera critics have all been furloughed and I sit here like Miss Havisham dripping in cobwebs and waiting for news, any news.Read the full story..
On the eve of the EU referendum in 2016, Richard Mantle, the general director of Opera North, warned of the detrimental effect a no vote would have on the “enormous talent pool which is Europe”.Read the full story..
Opera Review: Bluebeard’s Castle by Béla Bartók and Sinfonetta by Leoš Janáček, Opera North, Huddersfield Town Hall
The first thing that greets you as you leave Huddersfield Train Station is the tall statue of the short Harold Wilson, well 5’ 8” according to Google.Read the full story..
Saturday night was going to be big.Read the full story..
There is an old joke that goes like this.Read the full story..
Of all the iconic Italian operas, I had yet to see Verdi’s Aida.Read the full story..
- “It has been life-changing.” NorthBound Book Award 2020 winner John D. Rutter talks to Northern Soul
- The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2022
- Looking for Emily Williamson, RSPB founder
- “We have been dreaming about this for decades.” UK’s first purpose-built LGBT+ Extra Care housing facility in Manchester moves forward
Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities
For advertising and sponsorship opportunities contact Northern Soul’s Founder and Editor Helen Hugent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up for Northern Soul newsletter
The Northern Soul Poll
Recent Tweets for @Northern_Soul_
This is Northern Soul's brother-in-law's business. He's a professional chef and a fabulous cook. 🧑🍳 twitter.com/GrazeRamsbotto…
Right Good Mid-Week Read: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez pic.twitter.com/mieJxXXqaa
This week on the #NSPoll, we're asking you lovely lot: what's the best thing to throw on a barbecue? Are you a beef burger fan? Or do you prefer something plant-based? Let us know in the comments below and cast your vote over at northernsoul.me.uk #barbecue #BBQ pic.twitter.com/olS4WI2IpT
"It has been life-changing." Northern Soul talks to John D. Rutter, who won the 2020 NorthBound Book Award with his first novel, Approval. northernsoul.me.uk/it-has-bee… @SarabandBooks @NewWritingNorth @ace_national @JDPRutter pic.twitter.com/werwpY1t6f