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Opera on 3


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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?
Presented by Christopher Cook.
Opera North Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Martin Andre


Unknown: David Pountney
Presented By: Christopher Cook.
Conductor: Martin Andre
Mischa: Paul Nilon(tenor)
Julietta: Rebecca Caine(soprano)
Commissar/Postman/Forest Warden/Clerk: Alan Oke(tenor)
Man in Helmet/Grandfather Youth/Memory Dealer/Blind Beggar: Adrian Clarkebass-Baritone)
Man with Accordion/Grandfather/Convict: Jonathan Best(bass)
Fortune Teller: Frances McCafferty(contralto)
Old Arab/Old Sailor/Nightwatchman: Richard Angas(bass)
Little Arab/Bellboy: Debra Stuart (mezzo)
Grandmother: Susan Lees (contralto)
Bird-seller: Gladwyn Taylor (mezzo)
Fishmonger: Claire Williams (mezzo)
Three Men: Pauline Thulbom
Three Men: Vivienne Bailey
Three Men: Hazel Croft(sopranos)
YoungSailor: Harry Sharpies(mezzo)
Old Lady: Anne-Marie Ives(mezzo)
Engine Driver: Peter Bodenham(tenor)

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