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David Pountney 's production ofMartinu's brilliant, surreal and compelling opera, which veers continually between humour and tragedy. Misha arrives at a seaside resort, searching for a woman he once heard singing. But the town is a strange, dream-like place, and Misha has to make a choice: does he wake up and go back to his grey life in the real world or can he stay forever in the fantasy world where he can have the woman of his dreams?
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Opera North Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Martin Andre
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