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Articles relating to: Robert Hamilton

Review: Opera North Autumn Season, The Lowry, Salford

November 21, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Opera North Autumn Season, The Lowry, Salford

Robert Hamilton, Northern Soul’s Opera Correspondent, enjoys an outstanding Opera North Autumn season featuring Der Rosenkavalier, Billy Budd, Il tabarro and Suor Angelica at The Lowry in Salford. 

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Review: Asha’s, Manchester

November 12, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Asha’s, Manchester

It’s been a funny old week at Northern Soul Towers.

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Review: Chaophraya, Manchester

September 28, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Chaophraya, Manchester

Every so often, as you have read in these very pages, Helen and I, the esteemed editor of this august publication, head out of the lofty heights of Northern Soul Towers and into the real world to sample the culinary delights that Manchester has to offer.

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Manchester's Gin Society Festival

Gin Galore: The Gin Society Festival, Manchester Cathedral

September 5, 2016 Comments Off on Gin Galore: The Gin Society Festival, Manchester Cathedral

The sun hung low in the early September sky as I sipped my G&T at Hanging Ditch Wine Merchants in Manchester.

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Die Walküre

Review: Die Walkure at The Lowry and Wether at HOME, Manchester

July 5, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Die Walkure at The Lowry and Wether at HOME, Manchester

As you can imagine, there’s been a right old ding-dong here in the offices of OperaWatch at Northern Soul Towers.

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Dukes 92

Review: Dukes 92, Manchester

June 13, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Dukes 92, Manchester

When Oliver Peyton closed Manchester’s Mash & Air in 2000 and ran back to London with his tail between his legs, he declared that “Mancunians know nothing about food”.

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Murder on the Opera Express

May 21, 2016 Comments Off on Murder on the Opera Express

It’s been a bloody old time here at Opera Watch as murder stalks the corridors of our offices at Northern Soul Towers.

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Tariff and Dale

Review: Tariff & Dale, Northern Quarter, Manchester

May 5, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Tariff & Dale, Northern Quarter, Manchester

While Piccadilly Gardens remains a midden, one of the remarkable developments to its north is the rise of the eastern half of the Northern Quarter.

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Marguerite

Film Review: Marguerite

March 17, 2016 Comments Off on Film Review: Marguerite

One of first foreign films I fell in love with was the 1981 French classic, Diva.

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La traviata

Review: Andrea Chénier, Turandot, La traviata

February 20, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Andrea Chénier, Turandot, La traviata

It was a cold Winter evening when I set off across the Pennines, armed only with a couple of G&Ts.

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