Audience member, Carmen, 2005
This initiative is worthy of every penny of its funding; it must be allowed to prosper; it has so much to contribute to both dales.
A magnificent evening of opera magic 6th and 7th December 2014
Renowned for quality, accessibility and pure entertainment, InterOpera brought this lively concert to The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle and for the very first time, to Gateshead Old Town Hall.
Festive Treats combined the sounds of opera and brass in a delightful, fun-filled seasonal programme including extracts from Die Fledermaus and Hansel and Gretel (complete with wicked witch), together with an exciting selection of popular operatic arias, choruses and scintillating band solos. The evening featured the Championship Felling Band, under the baton of renowned opera conductor Alistair Dawes, internationally-acclaimed dramatic coloratura soprano Penelope Randall-Davis, ENO tenor Austin Gunn and the rich young dramatic soprano of Heather Jill Burns, with the voices of Rocket Opera chorus.
Click to read the Festive Treats flyer.
Take a look at the Festive Treats gallery.