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Orchestra of Opera North - The Enigma Variations
Orchestra of Opera North - The Enigma Variations
Huddersfield Town Hall - Thursday 7th April 2022 - 7.30pm
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  • 2022-04-07 00:00:00Z
  • Orchestra of Opera North - The Enigma Variations
    Huddersfield Town Hall
    Tickets from £13 plus booking fee
    Concessions available


    Conductor Garry Walker
    Tenor Nicholas Watts
    Horn Richard Watkins
    Orchestra of Opera North

    Garry Walker leads a journey deep into the magic and menace of night with Britten’s haunting masterpiece
    based on six poems, Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. Inspired by a delirious, terrifying account of death in the Atlantic, Mark Anthony Turnage composed Drowned Out for a large orchestra and marked the score with the instruction
    ‘Very nasty’.

    The season closes with one of the greatest English orchestral works; Elgar’s Enigma Variations, dedicated
    to several of his close acquaintances.Each variation portrays one of his friends, and in one case, a friend’s bulldog!
    The ninth variation, “Nimrod” is one of the most instantly recognisable pieces of classical music; frequently performed
    at solemn, national occasions, it often moves audiences to tears.

    Turnage Drowned Out
    Britten Serenade for Tenor,
                Horn and Strings
    Elgar Variations on an
             Original Theme (‘Enigma’)

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