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This is Northern Soul’s second visit to the prestigious Buxton International Festival in what I hope will become an annual trip.Read the full story..
Off to Leeds again for a night of musical entertainment courtesy of Opera North, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the City Varieties Music Hall, carried across the moors in a timely manner by TransPennine Express.Read the full story..
A red carpet was introduced at The Lowry for Opera North’s revival of Madama Butterfly by Puccini.Read the full story..
As I write, a real Cinderella story is being played out in the pages of the rabidly, sycophantically Royalist British press.Read the full story..
Okay, three nights does not a week make – but why spoil a Marx Brothers’ pun for the sake of numerical accuracy?Read the full story..
Summer is usually a quiet time here at the OperaWatch offices.Read the full story..
When Theresa May signed Article 50 and triggered the start of Brexit, I was reminded of the statement by Richard Mantle, general director of Opera North, on the eve of the referendum in which he spoke of the “enormous talent pool which is Europe” and his fear that isolationism would diminish that pool available to British 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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