Opera Correspondent Robert Hamilton maintains a steady watch over operatic events in the North of England.
I’m always amazed by the success of the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM).Read the full story..
We are living in strange times. For the first time in more than 40 years of opera-going, I was about to hear a national anthem.Read the full story..
Opera Review: Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss / The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti, Royal Northern College of Music
It was a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon as The Blonde and I walked down Oxford Road towards the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) to attend its reopening to the public.Read the full story..
It’s been so long that I had to check my notes for when I last went to a live opera.Read the full story..
Opera Review: The Prodigal Son by Claude Debussy, Opera on Location, Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield
As regular readers of this column will know, it has been a quiet year or so here at the OperaWatch offices, which are situated deep inside Northern Soul Towers.Read the full story..
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..
Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities
For advertising and sponsorship opportunities contact Northern Soul’s Founder and Editor Helen Hugent at email@example.com.
Sign up for Northern Soul newsletter
The Northern Soul Poll
Recent Tweets for @Northern_Soul_
Proper happy with the latest edition to the walls of Northern Soul Towers. pic.twitter.com/GmKjdRb8Dd
Right Good Mid-Week Read: Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale pic.twitter.com/WiCGjdomf8
“Where language is beyond some individuals, music becomes that language.” Helena Bull, Project Manager at Manchester Camerata's Community Team, writes about its dementia programme. northernsoul.me.uk/where-lang… @MancCamerata @TheMonasteryMcr #DementiaActionWeek @alzheimerssoc pic.twitter.com/rI5TQdE8jd
"Is there still enough fuel in the tank?" Theatre Review – Alan Partridge: Stratagem, Liverpool M&S Bank Arena northernsoul.me.uk/theatre-re… ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ @MrGeetsRomo #AlanPartridge pic.twitter.com/pTeJVNghXC