Audience member, Consett

We wish to place on record our appreciation of the Riverside Plays Opera evening at Consett on July 11th. We had not been to an opera or brass concert before but we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was light, in parts humorous and the music and singing was truly enjoyable. 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.

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_snippet.pngFestive 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.

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