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Contact:  John or Margaret Howlett - trips@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 01530 461774


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DateTimeVenueDetailsPoster if any

Wed 22nd MayConcert starts at 7.30pmBirmingham Symphony HallA concert of Russian music.
Car-sharing and a meal before the concert will be arranged. Further details will be sent to those going.



Tuesday 19th March. The Magic Flute at Theatre Royal Nottingham

Some 20-odd people shared cars to Clifton South before taking the tram into the city centre. Seven of us went in early in order to eat an excellent pre-show dinner at Bistrot Pierre.

The opera, performed by Opera North, was a somewhat avant-garde interpretation of Mozart's famous opera. Sung in English and with many spoken sections, some delivered directly to the audience, it was at times comic, tragic, dramatic or just plain weird! The singing was excellent as was the characterisation and the clever staging but the star was undoubtably Gavan Ring as Papageno, the bird-catcher. His stage-presence, his comic timing and asides to the audience were brilliant. A very entertaining evening.


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