Opera North announces Newcastle autumn season
Opera North has announced its autumn season at Newcastle Theatre Royal, running from from 8 to 11 November 2017. Entitled The Little Greats, the season features six new productions of short operas, two of which will be performed each evening.
The operas are:
Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo (1892)
Directed by Charles Edwards, a piece which exemplifies the violence and passion of Italian verismo opera.
L’enfant et les sortilèges (The Child and the Magic Spells) by Maurice Ravel (1925)
Directed by Annabel Arden. A young boy refuses to do his homework and flies into a tantrum and everything around him comes to life, animals and furniture alike.
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni (1890)
Directed by Karolina Sofulak. A classic tale of jealousy and revenge.
Trial by Jury by W A Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan (1875)
Directed by John Savournin, Artistic Director of Charles Court Opera. A courtroom farce which is entirely cast from the chorus of Opera North.
Osud (Destiny) by Leoš Janáček (1907)
Directed by Annabal Arden. Rarely performed, this is a tale of the anguish of love.
Trouble in Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein (1952)
Directed by Matthew Eberhardt. This is Bernstein’s first opera and is heavily influenced by jazz, Hollywood and Broadway.
The Newcastle performances are:
- Wednesday 8 November: Pagliacci / Cavalleria rusticana
- Thursday 9 November: L’enfant et les sortilèges / Osud
- Friday 10 November: Trouble in Tahiti / Trial by Jury
- Saturday11 November: L’enfant et les sortilèges (Special schools’ matinée)
- Saturday 11 November: Pagliacci / Cavalleria rusticana