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    What the papers said…

    Posted on: October 24, 2011

    Opera North's new production of The Queen of Spades took to the stage last Thursday. Read what the papers thought of the performance here... 'Tchaikovsky’s opera has had a good run in the UK these past two decades, but no recent interpreter of the Countess has explored this pivotal role to such rich effect.' Read more Financial Times '...Richard Farnes, whose grip on the drama, and the pungent orchestral textures that reinforce it, never wavers; nor of the chorus, whose crisp, assured singing is well up to the standard one expects at Opera North.' Read more The Guardian  'Opera North has flair and steely artistic nerve. It attracts loyalty from top singers. The orchestra is on excellent form, the chorus strong – in this instance boosted by a fresh-voiced children's choir.' Read more The Observer  ‘William Dazeley is a sympathetic chinless wonder as Lisa’s intended, Prince Yeletsky, and Jonathan Summers’s cynical Count Tomsky ... read more

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