Dates have been announced for Opera North's Britten season this autumn when their new production of Death in Venice will be joined by revivals of Peter Grimes and Midsummer Nights Dream. Death in Venice, which is being performed by Opera North for the first time, will be seen in Yoshi Oida's production originally done at Aldeburgh. Alan Oke will sing Aschenbach with Peter Savidge in the baritone roles. Richard Farnes conducts. The opera opens at the Grand Theatre, Leeds on 17 October and then travels to Nottingham, Salford Quays, Newcastle and Snape Maltings.
Martin Duncan's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream is in Leeds from 28 September with James Laing and Christopher Ainslie sharing the role of Oberon, Jeni Bern as Tytania, Sky Ingram as Helena, Kathryn Rudge as Hermia, Alexander Sprague as Lysander and Quirijn de Lang as Demetrius. Henry Waddington and Darren Jeffery share the role of Bottom. Stuart Stratford conducts. A Midsummer Night's Dream runs in repertory Leeds until 24 October and then travels to Nottingham, Salford Quays and Newcastle.
If you want to see all three in Leeds then Opera North are performing all three operas back to back on 16-18 October and 24-26 October. Though its probably worth investigating the weeks in Salford (5 - 9 November), Newcastle (12-16 November) and Nottingham (19-23 November) when all three operas are performed in each place.
Elsewhere on this blog:
- Louise Alder at Lied in London - concert review
- Cosi fan Tutte - ETO at Hackney Empire
- Le Nozze di Figaro at Guildhall Schoool
- Jamie Walton in Dvorak and Schumann - CD review
- Khojaly 613 - Never Forgotten - concert review
- An encounter with George Benjamin
- Britten boxed set - the Sixteen - CD review
- Robert Holl and Birgid Steinberger at Temple Song
- Britten Canticles - CD review
- Salomon Orchestra 50th anniversary concert
- La Favorite in Paris - opera review
- I was glad - Kings Consort - CD review