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VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day Europe woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
Heritage Opera is a professional touring opera company, based in the north-west of England, presenting three or four fully-staged and costumed operas per year, plus concerts, education workshops and other events. The company's first production was Mozart's Così fan tutte, which opened at Blackburn Grammar School on 3 June 2006.
Chris Gill is the musical director and chairman, Sarah Helsby Hughes is artistic director and Nick Sales is company manager. Heritage Opera New Commissions Trust has commissioned and given the first performances of Mansfield Park from librettist Alasdair Middleton and composer Jonathan Dove.
Further information at heritageopera.co.uk
Ensemble. A Polished Team - Heritage Opera's 'Don Giovanni', reviewed by Roderic Dunnett
Ensemble. Life-Enhancing - Jonathan Dove's 'Mansfield Park' reviewed by Roderic Dunnett
Ensemble. Vitally Sung - Heritage Opera's 'Così fan tutte' impresses Roderic Dunnett
Ensemble. A Godsend - Heritage Opera's 'La Bohème', reviewed by Roderic Dunnett