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Articles by Richard Wilcocks

Richard Wilcocks
Richard Wilcocks
Alex Otterburn (Cascada), Máire Flavin (Hanna Glawari) and Alex Banfield (St Brioche) © Robert Workman

Opera North's energetic Merry Widow is more than a mere period piece

By , 30 September 2018
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Giselle Allen (Tosca) and Rafael Rojas (Cavaradossi) © Richard Hubert Smith

A lovely, lurid Tosca from Opera North

By , 17 September 2018
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Jennifer Holloway Salome and Oliver Johnston (Narraboth) © Robert Workman

Opera North’s Salome is still enticingly outrageous today

By , 23 April 2018
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Elizabeth Atherton (Donna Elvira) and John Savournin (Leporello) © Bill Cooper

Funny blends with sinister: witty Don Giovanni revival at Opera North

By , 22 February 2018
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Anne Sophie Duprels (Cio-Cio-San) © Richard Hubert Smith

Opera North's Madama Butterfly is much more than a tear-jerker with a social conscience

By , 21 January 2018
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Wallis Giunta (Dinah) with Nicholas Butterfield, Fflur Wyn and Joseph Shovelton (The Trio) © Alastair Muir

Destiny and South Sea escapes: Osud and Trouble in Tahiti from Opera North

By , 12 October 2017
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Giselle Allen as Santuzza © Robert Workman

Opera North presents stark contrasts with Cavalleria rusticana and Trial by Jury

By , 29 September 2017
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Peter Auty (Canio) and Elin Pritchard (Nedda) © Tristram Kenton

Opera North's Little Greats: jealousy, murder and childhood fantasy

By , 17 September 2017
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Orla Boylan (Turandot) © Tristram Kenton

Magnificent Turandot in concert from Opera North

By , 30 April 2017
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Henry Waddington (Don Magnifico) and Quirijn de Lang (Dandini) © Alastair Muir

Opera North's Cenerentola provides plenty of comedy and revels

By , 18 February 2017
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Katie Bray (Hansel) and Fflur Wyn (Gretel) © Robert Workman

A real feast: Opera North's witty and perceptive Hansel and Gretel

By , 03 February 2017
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Roderick Williams (Billy Budd) and the Chorus of Opera North © Clive Barda

Opera North's intensely dramatic Billy Budd in Leeds

By , 19 October 2016
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Ivan Inverardi (Michele) © Tristram Kenton

Brilliant Il tabarro and Suor Angelica complete Opera North's Puccini triptych

By , 02 October 2016
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Chimneys and spires in Leeds © Tim Green | Wikicommons

Postcard from Leeds: you will be spoilt for choice

By , 26 August 2016
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Martyn Noble and Sarah Lenney at Leeds Lieder © Robert Piwko

Leeds Lieder's Composers and Poets Showcase gives an insight into young, creative minds

By , 04 April 2016
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Roderick Williams © Benjamin Ealovega

Leeds Lieder's Songs of the Sea leaves audience buoyant

By , 03 April 2016
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Jung Soo Yun (Nemorino) and Duncan Rock (Belcore) © Robert Workman

Opera North's L'elisir d'amore bubbles with life in Leeds

By , 18 February 2016
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William Dazeley (Don Alfonso), Helen Sherman, Gavan Ring, Máire Flavin and Nicholas Watts © Tristram Kenton

An intelligent and welcome revival of Così fan tutte at Opera North

By , 04 February 2016
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Rafael Rojas (Andrea Chénier) and Annemarie Kremer (Maddelena) © Robert Workman

Opera North's Andrea Chénier full of modern relevance

By , 20 January 2016
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David Butt Philip (Laca Klemeň) and Ylva Kihlberg (Jenůfa) © Richard Hubert Smith

Opera North's captivating Jenůfa

By , 23 October 2015
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