Music will include the Sleeping Beauty Waltz, the Grand March from Aida, Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
, Land of Hope and Glory and more.
The second opera on the night is Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana
, with soprano Zena O'May, of Queensferry, in the lead role of the peasant girl, Santuzza.
This year's gala is bursting with all-time favourites including: Rossini - William Tell Overture, Largo al factotum; Waldteufel - The Skaters' Waltz; Mascagni - Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
; and Strauss - Die Fledermaus Overture.
They are the inward procession to the Intermezzo from the one-act opera, Cavalleria Rusticana
, and the choir singing part of the Easter cantata, Olivet to Calvary, which Ken himself had first sung as a boy chorister at St John the Evangelist, in Knotty Ash.
Her soprano voice has been heard around the globe, most recently in Australia, in productions such as Il Trovatore, La Traviata and Cavalleria Rusticana
Richard Burkhard as Tonio in Pagliacci PAGLIACCI and CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
THERE are strict rules to be observed in opera.
Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana
, Opera North, Theatre Royal The verismo (realism) movement in 19th century Italian writing created literature from unsentimentalised, down-home tales of ordinary folk, combining the everyday with the often surprisingly sensational.
On Wednesday accompanying the agonies of love and death in Cavalleria Rusticana
and the bubbling silliness of Trial by Jury, on Thursday kicking off the Kirklees Concert Season with a superb concert of Slav music under the inspiring young conductor Alpesh Chauhan.
Her repertoire includes roles in many operas such as: Thais, Les Pecheurs de Perles, La Boheme, La Traviata, Tosca, Aida 2002 near the site of the Pyramids, Madame Butterfly, Cavalleria Rusticana
and Don Giovanni.
Twin bill of Pietro Mascagni's 'Cavalleria Rusticana
' and Ruggero Leoncavallo's 'Pagliacci' will be shown on Jan.
The company made its debut at the Prince of Wales Theatre in April 1946 with a double bill featuring Cavalleria Rusticana