Antony Brannick, Family Law specialist at our Todmorden office is at it again…
Following the recent hugely successful staging of Handel’s Messiah in aid of the Calderdale flood relief efforts, musical director of Todmorden Choral Society Antony isn’t resting on his laurels; he’s straight onto his next performance.
Three centuries apart, two lives and two deaths: lives lived well or lives wasted?
Antony is conducting Life Stories, an opera by Tim Benjamin, consisting of two one-act operas each with a solo singer and a small orchestral ensemble. The next and final performance of the current tour takes place at the Little Theatre in Hebden Bridge on Friday 4thMarch at 7:30pm. Tickets are £12.
Antony has worked with Tim for the last three years on operas including Emily in 2013 and Madam X in 2014. Life Stories was premiered at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester last summer and an initial short tour took in Preston, Halifax Square Chapel and Todmorden Hippodrome. The current tour has had productions in Salford Arts Theatre and The Junction, Goole.
A recording has also been made of the operas following a very long day at the 80 Hertz studios at The Sharp Project, Manchester which will be available soon.
Life Stories are two excellent pieces and the two soloists James Fisher and Taylor Wilson are superb in their respective roles. Critical reviews have praised the music, staging and performance and, of course, the acting.
For more information please visit radiusopera.org/life-stories where you’ll find a link to ticket availability, photos, character information and reviews of this and other performances.
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