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REVIEW | Hansel & Gretel | Opera North

Opera North bring Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel to the stage and it is a glorious modern adaptation of the classic fairy tale. After seeing a lot of Opera North’s traditional operas, it was refreshing to see something with a contemporary twist. Adapting the story from the classic tale, Hansel and Gretel live in an inner city…

REVIEW | Cosi Fan Tutte | Opera North

Cosi Fan Tutte, composed by Mozart, was first performed in 1790. It is frequently performed and currently holds its place as 14th on the Operabase list of most performed operas worldwide. Opera North’s production of Cosi Fan Tutte is powerful, vibrant and one of the funniest operas I’ve ever seen. Consisting of a small cast…

REVIEW | Kiss me Kate | Opera North

Opera North’s revival of Cole Porter’s rapturous 1948 Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate is a phenomenal performance bursting with the perfect variety of classical and contemporary vocal tones to ensure the classic musical is portrayed in it’s timeless fashion. Kiss me Kate is comedic backstage musical about a group of actors who are in a production…

REVIEW | Jenufa | Opera North

Opera North’s revival of Jenufa, a story of emotional heartbreak is told on a stage so minimalistic and bare that the consuming emotion is highly amplified. The angular set is suitably fitting to the era and fashion of the time, it gives a semi abstract feel to the staging. The story begins with a young girl…