Opera

The Festival of Britten

The Festival of Britten

This opera was his last work and makes a statement about his own life as it holds some parallels between the lead character and Britten himself including the homosexual dimension of the story, the attractiveness of youthful innocence and the tension between the intellectual restrain of art and sensual abandonment. The plot centres around an […]

A Festival of Britten

A Festival of Britten

The new Opera North season A Festival of Britten celebrates the centenary of the birth of the composer with a revival of their 2006 production of Peter Grimes. Based on Crabbe’s famous poem of the same name. It is a disturbing tale which takes place in a small fishing town on the East Coast, where […]

ANDREA BOCELLI

ANDREA BOCELLI

Andrea Bocelli World renowned singer to be the first classical artist to play Leeds Arena in one of two UK appearances The world’s most famous tenor Andrea Bocelli will be coming to the Leeds Arena this September as part of the venue’s opening season. Bocelli is the first classical act to be announced to play […]

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

The story of a prince transformed into a beast and a beautiful girl with a heart pure enough to see through his frightful exterior first appeared as early as 1740. Since then there have been literally hundreds of different adaptations of the story. It has been a film, play, pantomime, cartoon and most recently a […]