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Le Passion de Jeanne D’Arc

Opera Reviews: Four shows, seven bodies

December 22, 2015 Comments Off on Opera Reviews: Four shows, seven bodies

It’s been quite an opera season in the old Northern Powerhouse.

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The Barber of Seville

Review: The Barber of Seville, Jenůfa, Kiss Me, Kate, Salford

November 18, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Barber of Seville, Jenůfa, Kiss Me, Kate, Salford

Kiss Me, Kate opens with Another Op’nin’, Another Show, a hymn to hoofers and thespians everywhere.

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Street Scene

OperaWatch: What’s on in Autumn

October 30, 2015 Comments Off on OperaWatch: What’s on in Autumn

As mists gather, fruit mellows and the clocks go back, Autumn is with us.

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Kara McKechnie’s Opera North (Historical and Dramaturgical Perspectives on Opera Studies)

Book Review: Opera North by Kara McKechnie

August 5, 2015 Comments Off on Book Review: Opera North by Kara McKechnie

As you may or may not have noticed, it’s been a bit of a quiet summer on the old opera front.

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The Last Executioner

Review: Manchester Film Festival 2015

July 24, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Film Festival 2015

There have been a few goes at this in past years. All have floundered on the jagged coastline of disinterest, underfunding, crap location, terrible films or bad timing.

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Gaucho Manchester

Review: Gaucho, Manchester

May 1, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Gaucho, Manchester

It’s been quite some time since I last sat down with the Editor of Northern Soul to break bread and chew the fat.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten at RNCM

April 6, 2015 Comments Off on Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten at RNCM

It was a wet and windy afternoon as I ventured forth to see the Royal Northern College of Music’s production of Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Gianni Schicchi

Opera North, Mozart and a dime store Elvis

March 19, 2015 Comments Off on Opera North, Mozart and a dime store Elvis

With a spring in my step, I set out for the opera and a spot of entente cordiale.

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Ellen Kent

Madama Opera: Ellen Kent talks to Northern Soul

March 19, 2015 Comments Off on Madama Opera: Ellen Kent talks to Northern Soul

March is turning out to be a glorious abundance for opera-goers in Manchester.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

What’s on in Spring – Operawatch

March 3, 2015 Comments Off on What’s on in Spring – Operawatch

In the manner of TV’s Springwatch I have decided to call my occasional opera preview Operawatch.

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