Young singers are working up an appetite for opera at Square Chapel

Opera Appetizers - coming to Square Chapel
Opera Appetizers - coming to Square Chapel

Young Opera Venture are on a mission to introduce opera to a whole new audience.

Six prize-winning young singers and a pianist will present their show Opera Appetizers at Square Chapel arts centre, Halifax, on Saturday, October 5.

The show will feature songs from some of the world’s best-loved operas, sung in English and performed in an accessible style with a good dose of humour. There will be highlights from Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Cosi Fan Tutte and Bizet’s Carmen.

Combining excellent singing and acting, with plenty of humour, this will be a brilliant introduction for new audiences and an evening of pleasure for aficionados. The show starts at 7.30pm. Other musical highlights coming up at Square Chapel next month include All Souls’ AOS with Accent on Song on October 3 and 4 at 7.30pm, virtuoso instrumentalists the April Verch Band on October 6 at 7.30pm and Bruce Springsteen tribute act Born to Strum, with Richard Silvester, on October 10 at 8pm.

On Friday October 11 at 8pm, the accent will be on drama when Page-2-Stage Productions bring to life Shakespeare’s most famous love story ‘Romeo & Juliet’.

Passions collide, blood is shed and love and hate live side by side in one of the greatest tragedies in literature.

And on Sunday October 13 at 7.30pm Leeds-based Whiteface Theatre bring their new work ‘Terminal’ to Square Chapel. ‘Terminal’ is a dark but hilarious play with athletic dialogue and bold characters. For details on all shows tel: 01422 349422.