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Community Opera May 2020

  • START: 29/05/2020
  • FINISH: 30/05/2020

One of our most important projects will be a large scale community opera telling the story of the history and heritage of our local area.  We are lucky enough to be working with the internationally renowned company, Opera North – one of the UK’s leading opera companies.

The project got off to a great start over a weekend in October 2018 when Opera North’s Whistle Stop Opera tour called at venues across the Northern Heartlands area .  Audiences in Barnard Castle, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland and Shildon were delighted with the thirty-minute show introducing people to some of the songs and stories behind some of the world’s best-loved music. 

At each event there was a chance to hear about our plans and to register interest in being part of our exciting opera project! You can also register your interest here

The Whistle Stop Opera was performed at The Witham, Hamsterley Village Hall, Locomotion Shildon & The Pod @ No42 Bishop Auckland.

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