23 March 2013 - 23 March 2013
Saturday 23 March 8pm £15.00, concession £10.00
NI Opera presents
Death, infidelity, a duel and passionate love – William Walton’s ‘extravaganza in one act’ has it all. The tale of Madame Popova, an attractive young widow, and Smirnov, one of her late husband’s creditors, is a witty and heart warming story superbly complemented by Walton’s fast-paced, fizzling score. Based on a Chekhov short, NI Opera’s production of The Bear is directed by Oliver Mears and conducted by Nicholas Chalmers, and stars Andrew Rupp, Anna Burford, and Irish bass John Molloy. The programme also includes a selection of songs by George Shearing, performed by a local choir.