Opera Correspondent Robert Hamilton maintains a steady watch over operatic events in the North of England.
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..
Opera Review: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, City of Manchester Opera, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
For some reason, May 23 stuck in my mind. It was an important day, but I couldn’t remember why. At my age, this happens with frightening regularity.Read the full story..
At OperaWatch we always look forward to an invitation to the latest student production at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM).Read the full story..
Opera Review: The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky; Gianni Schacci by Giacomo Puccini, Opera North, The Lowry
About a third way of the way through Opera North’s Spring season we moved away from the 18th Century absurdism of late Mozart to the early days of the 20th Century, and three works made in the shadow of the First World War.Read the full story..
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