Audience member, Riverside Plays Opera, Durham Brass Festival 2011

We wish to place on record our appreciation of the …evening at Consett on July 11th. We had not been to an opera or brass concert before but we thoroughly enjoyed it…We feel fortunate that we were able to experience this concert so near to home, as anything comparable, we believe  we should have had to travel to London to see. We hope that… there may be more presentations in the future.

In July 2011, InterOpera presented Riverside Plays Opera. 

Penelope_Randall-Davis.JPGThink of opera and the image of a sumptuously-decorated, chandelier-lit theatre springs to mind. Ahead of us, the huge stage and the pit below, full of orchestral players…Then as the lights dim, the Maestro brings down the first beat and the curtains are drawn aside…we enter a world of drama and wild imaginings…Leave all sense of reality at home ...

Read the Riverside plays Opera programme.

Take a look at the Riverside plays Opera gallery.