Review: Trouble in Tahiti – Opera North

By Louise Brook Streetwise Opera performer in Manchester There was my mothering a swirling polka-dotted yellow, black & white skirt with a vivid yellow matching blouse, carrying the wicker picnic basket down the steps to Porthcurno Beach in Cornwall. We’d run on ahead, that is my four-year old sister and me, aged seven. Dad carrying […]

Winter Journey Coast to Coast: I am pulled in from the start

Streetwise Opera performer Anita Ferguson reviews the film Winter Journey Coast to Coast, that documents tenor David Pisaro‘s journey across England performing Franz Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise. In January 2004, tenor David Pisaro embarked on an arduous 200-mile journey across Northern England, from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay on the Yorkshire coast. […]

Opera North shine in La bohème at The Lowry

Anita Ferguson, a performer from Manchester group, shared this review of Opera North’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème. Streetwise Opera performers attended a performance at The Lowry in late 2019. La bohème had a difficult birth. It took three exhausting years for librettists Luigi Illica and Guiseppe Giacosa to finalise the text of La […]

Review: The Merry Widow sparkled with joy and optimism

Streetwise Opera performer Anita Ferguson writes about her experience watching Opera North’s recent production of Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow.

TOSCA, SEI TU ! Opera North Scale the Battlements at the Lowry

Tosca Opera North

Anita Ferguson, a Streetwise Opera performer from Manchester, wrote the following review of Opera North’s production of Tosca.

The powerful magic of Streetwise Opera — a review of Tell Me The Truth About Love

Streetwise Opera performer Anita Ferguson, from our Manchester programme, reviews our Tyneside #LoveOpera, Tell Me The Truth About Love, which was put on by our Newcastle and Gateshead performers at Sage Gateshead:: Take some beautiful music, an absorbing story, a gifted orchestra and creatives; put these together with a talented and exuberant band of singers; […]