Something to Look Forward to: Opera North’s 2020/21 Season! NOW POSTPONED

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL 2020/2021 PERFORMANCES ARE POSTPONED AS AT 02.07.2020 If you’re like me, readers, you’re already daydreaming of a time when we can all safely cram together in theatres again—and if these theatres are to reverberate with song and fine operatic writing, then all the better! It’s a good thing, in that case, […]

Looking Back to Look Forward

Well, readers, I like you am shut inside with no concerts to go to. It’s not all bad: I get time to read and to work on projects long dormant. I’m not particularly ill; and this time gives us all a chance to look back on things, to look forward to what we’ll do after […]

The Turn of The Screw – A Live Stream First for Opera North

An effective adaptation of Henry James’ mysterious novella to the stage, an excellent handling of Britten’s challenging opera – and a first live stream for Opera North. Greetings from Verona, readers!  I did not think that I’d be doing a piece for Leeds Living from here, but the stars seem to have aligned for it: […]

Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at Leeds Grand Theatre

Charles Eager reviews Opera North’s Marriage of Figaro: ‘Despite one or two small blemishes this was an evening both moving and hilarious.’ The first blemish tonight was my fault: I forgot my glasses and, with my shortsightedness and seating position, I was in for a night of squinting. (Only after the performance did I notice […]

Janáček’s Sinfonietta and Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle

Leeds Town Hall hosted Opera North’s latest production on Saturday 30 November, promoted by Leeds International Concert Season.  ‘A delightful concert and opera’ is the verdict of Charles Eager. The Orchestra of Opera North, conducted by Sian Edwards; the role of Duke Bluebeard sung by Christopher Purves; that of Judith by Karen Cargill. Janáček, Sinfonietta (1926) It was a […]