On Thu 28 Nov, the Orchestra of Opera North performed Janáček’s Sinfonietta and Bartók’s one act chiller Bluebeard’s Castle at Huddersfield Town Hall.
Here’s what some of the audience had to say. Next performance Sat 30 Nov at Leeds Town Hall.
An absolutely incredible, moving performance tonight of Bluebeard’s Castle from @cargillmezzo, Chris Purves, Sian Edwards & of course the Orchestra of @Opera_North & can’t quite believe it was @HuddsTownHall! What a moment when that fifth door is opened!!!
— Christopher Pulleyn (@kurisup) November 28, 2019
That fifth door must be one of the most thrilling passages in all music. A quite fantastic performance – I can’t imagine how it could have been bettered. The Janacek was terrific too.
— Graeme Hall (@hongkonggraeme) November 28, 2019
@Opera_North Absolutely loved your concert in Huddersfield Town Hall tonight. Brilliant performance of Janacek’s Sinfonietta and was blown away by Bartók’s Duke Bluebeard. Great singing and incredible drama. Wow!
— John Croall (@JohnCroall) November 28, 2019
Never thought I had to go to #Huddersfield to see the most human and poignant performance of Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle ever heard. Each door went right through your stomach. @cargillmezzo Christopher Purves, @Opera_North (smashing brass forces) pic.twitter.com/g3B4mXDvv3
— Anne-Marie Stordiau (@AMStordiau) November 30, 2019
Yes, go!!! ?It was a thrilling concert, magnificent. I don’t use ‘magnificent’ every day of the week… ????????♂️?
— Michael Irons (@mikeirons12) November 29, 2019
— Katie Lear (@kelear31) November 28, 2019
— Robert Hamilton (@rhamilton54) November 28, 2019