Troy is under siege. In the city, the old King recounts the events leading up to the war, waiting for his own death. All the familiar characters and stories – Hector and Achilles, Paris, Helen and the gods – are brought to life in this memorable meditation on the futility of war. Brilliant, insightful and musically gripping, King Priam is a prime example of British opera at its best.
Musically charming and dreamlike, this cross between an opera and a musical re-creates the great myth of the American frontier – peopled by a giant, singing geese and cats, dancing Swedes, lumberjacks, and good and bad cooks. The score is brilliantly inventive, mixing elements of blues, folk songs and hymns in a witty and irreverent response to the American Dream.
Sung in English.
Tickets: A £33 B £30 C £24 D £19
Concs: £2 discount
Student Standby: £8
Pre-Show Talk: 6.30pm Fri 16 May in the Council Chamber,...
Opera Lyrica presents Handel's pastoral opera Acis and Galatea, a tale of tragedy, eternal love and liberation. This brief and beautiful masque has been bewitching audiences since its premiere in 1718, and this semi-staged production will be no exception. Join this cast of young professionals as they tell you the story of the mortal Acis and the goddess Galatea, and their love doomed by the cyclops Polyphemus. If you already know and love the opera, come and enjoy a...