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The Fitzwilliam String Quartet – Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

Musicians: Fitzwilliam String Quartet                   Opera North String Quartet Reviewer: Ron Simpson The Fitzwilliam String Quartet’s appearance at the Howard Assembly Room was celebratory in mood, notably in the stunning performance of Shostakovich’s String Octet with the Opera North String Quartet which concluded the evening, the perfect antidote to any mistaken belief ...

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Opera North: La Voix Humaine & Dido and Aeneas – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Francis Poulenc (La Voix Humaine), Henry Purcell (Dido and Aeneas) Libretto: Jean Cocteau (La Voix Humaine), Nahum Tate (Dido and Aeneas) Director &Choreographer: Aletta Collins Conductor: Wyn Davies Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:4.0] Despite being written 270 years apart, it’s clear why Opera North thought to create this challenging double bill of Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine and Purcell’s Dido and ...

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