Opera Correspondent Robert Hamilton maintains a steady watch over operatic events in the North of England.
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..
The excitement in the office at OperaWatch was palpable.Read the full story..
I was going to start with that old OperaWatch standby: “It’s been a quiet time here at OW offices.”Read the full story..
Oh, the irony! I had to miss the Marx Brothers’ A Night at the Opera for a night at the opera.Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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