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Performer: Garry Walker

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HuddersfieldOpera North Christmas Concert

Orchestra of Opera North; Garry Walker; Chorus of Opera North
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Martinů's The Greek Passion: an opera for our times

Nicky Spence (Manolios) © Tristram Kenton
At a time when the “relevance” is bandied around all too frequently in relation to opera, Martinů's really does deserve that tag. 
****1
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Last Rites: Puccini meets Stravinsky in Leeds

Vanessa Vince-Pang in The Rite of Spring © Tristram Kenton
A daring double bill from Opera North and Phoenix Dance Theatre pairs Jeanguy Saintus' new choreography for The Rite of Spring with a revival of Christopher Alden's production of Gianni Schicchi
****1
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The Skating Rink: Shivers up and down the spine

Alice Poggio (Skater) © Johan Persson
Tough, thrilling, ambitious and new: The Skating Rink is an exciting new major commission by Garsington, and its world première delivered on every level.
*****
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A buoyant revival of Billy Budd

Roderick Williams (Billy Budd) © Sam Murray-Sutton
At the opera’s great climaxes Suffolk’s famous wood-and-brick building could barely contain it.
*****
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Opera North's intensely dramatic Billy Budd

Roderick Williams (Billy Budd) and the Chorus of Opera North © Clive Barda
Opera North's production of Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd, directed by Orpha Phelan, is a tense psychological drama which puts the emphasis on issues of democracy and attitudes to dictatorship. 
****1
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