Kathryn performs Elgar’s Sea Pictures with the Orchestra of Opera North and Conductor Ben Gernon in Huddersfield Town Hall.


    Ben Gernon, Conductor
    Kathryn Rudge, Mezzo-soprano

    Mozart Symphony No. 31 in D major, ‘Paris’ K.297/300a
    Elgar Sea Pictures Op. 37
    Dvo?ák Symphony No. 8 in G major

    With our second foray into the symphonic works of Antonin Dvo?ák, Ben Gernon, former Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, makes his Opera North debut with the 8th Symphony, a work with a bright and optimistic feel, unlike many of Dvo?ák’s other compositions.

    The programme also includes Mozart’s much-loved Symphony No. 31, ‘Paris’ before we introduce our guest vocalist for the evening, BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Kathryn Rudge. Elgar’s Sea Pictures, a setting of five poems set to music for mezzo-soprano, were premiered in 1899 by Clara Butt dressed as a mermaid! We don’t anticipate that Kathryn Rudge will appear in the same guise, but she is sure to enchant either way.

    Tickets from £12    https://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/orchestra-of-opera-north-distant-shores

    Huddersfield Town Hall
    Copyright ©Kathryn Rudge 2019