Opera North – one of the UK’s leading opera companies – will be coming to venues across the Northern Heartlands area with their ‘Whistle Stop Opera Tour’ – a thirty-minute show introducing people to some of the songs and stories behind some of the world’s best-loved music.
This mini-tour is the first event in a long-term partnership with Opera North which will culminate in 2020 with an original new Northern Heartlands opera composed and created with the people of County Durham and telling the story of the history and heritage of the local area.
Performances of the Whistle Stop tour this October are each 30 minutes will be in informal settings and include coffee or tea and cake. There will be chance to hear and talk to professional opera singers who will perform extracts from operas with an accordionist. There will also be a chance to hear about Northern Heartlands’ plans and register your interest to be a part of our exciting opera project!
Whistle Stop Performances:
Saturday 20th October
11.00 am The Witham, Barnard Castle – www.thewitham.org.uk or 01833 631107 (tea & coffee available from the café; pay-what-you-decide after the event with proceeds going to The Witham)
3.00 pm Hamsterley Village Hall telephone Jaquie Holloway on 01388 488323 (free event; tea and cake available to purchase)
Sunday 21st October
11.00 am LOCOMOTION, The National Railway Museum at Shildon – telephone 01388 777999; (free event, tea and coffee available from the museum café)
3.00 pm The Pod at No 42, Market Place Bishop Auckland – Free event with refreshments but booking required. BOOK HERE. Event in association with The Auckland Project.