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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 | Butterfly in Blood | RNCM

Butterfly in Blood takes the audience on a journey through the torment and agony that the Jews suffered at the Nazi concentration camps. During this improvised opera, the story of one woman’s fight is highlighted through music. During the Holocaust, over a million men, women and children lost their lives in Auschwitz. Fania Fenelon, a soprano…

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…