Category : Opera

The Merry Widow Will Delight Opera Fans Old And New

1 month ago / 0 comments

Giles Havergal’s version of Franz Lehár’s operetta ‘‘The Merry Widow’’ performed at the Opera North has an easy and light plot to follow, and is interweaved with opera singing, making it great not only for opera lovers but also for opera novices. ‘‘The Merry Widow’’ tells the story of Hanna … Read More

Tosca: An Opera for Right Now

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Georgie Burgess reviews Opera North’s production of Tosca, an opera written by Giacomo Puccini that first premiered in 1900. Too many people assume the Opera is not for them. I believe Tosca will prove them wrong. This production is the fourth time that Opera North has staged Puccini’s political thriller, … Read More

Glad I Crashed The Wedding: OperaSoc’s Marriage of Figaro

10 months ago / 0 comments

LUU Opera Society’s performance of The Marriage of Figaro is a vibrant source of laughter, lechery and love. OperaSoc’s Marriage of Figaro is a refreshingly styled and hilariously adapted take on Mozart’s masterpiece. Cramming witty remarks and humorous subtleties alongside elegant portrayals of emotion, the performance achieves a perfect balance of the … Read More

Leeds 2023: a cultural loss by popular vote

12 months ago / 0 comments

After 4 years of hard work, a million pounds worth of investment, and the submission of ideas by hundreds of residents, Leeds has been dealt a devastating blow.  It’s aspirations of becoming European Capital of Culture in 2023, along with those of Belfast, Dundee, Milton Keynes and Nottingham, lie in … Read More

Demystifying Going to the Opera

12 months ago / 0 comments

‘Realistically, tickets with only be unaffordable if you refuse to see a ballet anywhere else but London’s Royal Opera House’. Fake news!! This well-intentioned sentiment is from ‘Dance like nobody’s watching? – Why students should see more ballet’, an article published in The Gryphon six months ago urging people to … Read More

What’s what with Arts Socs

1 year ago / 0 comments

Leeds University Union has a wide variety of societies, each one different, interesting and inclusive. Whether you want to try out something new, or hone a new talent and skill you never thought you would master, you will surely find your place here at Leeds. With over 30 different societies … Read More

Review: OperaSoc’s Don Giovanni – passion and precison

2 years ago / 0 comments

Filled with lust, greed, comedy and even the supernatural, it is with some admirable ambition that LUU’s OperaSoc take on Don Giovanni, one of the great Mozart operas. First staged in 1787, it tells the tale of the licentious Don Giovanni (Nicholas Porter) as he exploits his way through the … Read More

Review: The Magic Flute – Skilfully performed, clever and amusing

3 years ago / 0 comments

Opera Soc’s contemporary adaptation of the 1791 Mozartian opera, The Magic Flute, which ran last week in Stage@Leeds, is at once skilfully performed, clever and amusing. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, The Magic Flute tells of the adventures of Prince Tamino and Papageno on their quest to rescue Princess Pamina. Along … Read More

Preview: Opera Soc's The Magic Flute

3 years ago / 0 comments

From 10th – 13th February 2016, performance society Opera Soc will be performing a brand new adaptation of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. However, this will be no ordinary re-telling of the classic opera as director and president, Freddie Brook, takes on the creative challenge of creating a new adaptation of … Read More

Review: Opera North –The Barber of Seville (Gioachino Rossini)

3 years ago / 0 comments

It’s a fact well known that truly timeless productions rarely persist in the modern age, yet Giles Havergal’s staging of The Barber of Seville with the Opera North does just that. Approaching the thirtieth anniversary of its production, Rossini’s invigoratingly comical Opera contains something that all audiences can take with … Read More