Nov 16 2009

On tour with Opera North again

Published by Murray at 11:18 pm under Performances

Well I am on the road again with Opera North. This year it is another new opera from Jonathan Dove called Swanhunter.

Swanhunter
Jonathan Dove and Alasdair Middleton
World Premiere
(2009
)

Commissioned and created specifically for families and children, Opera North broadens the reach and appeal of opera with mythical creatures, a talking swan and a menacing hat.

Talented duo, composer Jonathan Dove and librettist Alasdair Middleton, who brought the hugely popular The Adventures of Pinocchio to Opera North in 2007, now bring this short, small-scale opera, Swanhunter, an energetically enticing tale based on Finnish mythology.

Against his mother’s wishes, the determined hero Lemminkäinen travels North to find a bride. Along the way he is met by challenges and quests that will delight and enthral audiences and show that a mother’s love conquers all, even death.

Opera North Swanhunter

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