Opera North

Opera review of the year

Our opera editor takes a personal look back at the UK scene in 2014

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Opera North's Carousel returns to UK in 2015
By Editorial Staff

The production was first seen in 2012 and recently ran in Paris

Plays, musicals, dance and opera in the Norwich Theatre Royal spring season

From the heart-breaking to the rib-tickling, the shows at Norwich's Theatre Royal look set fair to cater for all theatre-going tastes.

The Bartered Bride (Opera North - tour)
By Ron Simpson

Smetana's rich comic opera cunningly updated to 1960s Czechoslovakia by Opera North

The Coronation of Poppea (Opera North - tour)
By Ron Simpson

Monteverdi's amoral study of an immoral couple is given a knockout production by Opera North

La traviata (Opera North - tour)
By Ron Simpson

A brand-new production of Verdi's most popular opera is unveiled at Leeds Grand Theatre

Alan Oke - from Grimes on the Beach to Anna Nicole

The doyen of psychological operatic acting discusses his career as a baritone-turned-tenor

Götterdämmerung (Leeds Town Hall)

Opera North concludes its traversal of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen with a triumphant account of the final opera

Opera North announces 2014-15 season
By Ron Simpson

New season promises a broad range of old & new work including a new production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and a revival of Smetana's The Bartered Bride.