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..
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