Tag : opera

Haunting and Heartwarming: Opera North’s Silent Night at Leeds Town Hall

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The Christmas truce of 1914 has to be one of the most remarkable events in the history of mankind; we’re talking about a story in which thousands of valorous men left their trenches to unite with those who’d aimed to kill them in the sanguinary months prior. Whilst you may … Read More

Not Such Quiet Girls: A Contemporary Opera

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Opera North’s Not Such Quiet Girls is a contemporary story of the first world war and a contemporary stance on opera. It completely subverted my expectation of the art form, of the singing in a language I cannot understand on a grand, proscenium arch stage with a huge orchestra. Instead, … 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

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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

Demystifying Going to the Opera

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‘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

Preview: Opera Soc's The Magic Flute

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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)

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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

Jethro Tull, The Rock Opera Preview

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Jethro Tull, the seventeenth-century British agriculturalist often credited with the invention of the horse-drawn seed drill, was such an inspiration to a 1970s British progressive rock band that they named themselves after him. Ian Anderson, lead vocalist of the band Jethro Tull has created Jethro Tull The Rock Opera, to … Read More

Theatre | La Boheme Launch – A night on the town

5 years ago / 0 comments

Image: Opera North Last week Opera North held the launch event for their new Under 30’s membership scheme at the Leeds Grand Theatre with a performance of Puccini’s famous opera La Bohème, aiming to inspire a new generation of opera-goers. The scheme is rather fantastic and best of all free … Read More

Theatre | La Boheme – This 1950's set production has it all

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Image: Opera North La Bohème Opera North 29th April – 17th May Leeds Grand Theatre Puccini’s La Bohème is perhaps one of the best known opera: an heartbreaking tale of young love and loss set in squalid rooms and bohemian cafes of Paris. The story follows a group of bohemians … Read More