The CBSO and conductor Andris Nelsons are joined by pianist Dejan Lazic to perform pieces by Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Brahms.
Geordie lass and self-confessed cake pigeon Sarah Millican is without a doubt a household name of British comedy. 2011 saw her named as The People’s Choice: Queen of Comedy at the British Comedy Awards, and her debut stand-up DVD became the all time best seller from a female comedian.
She started in comedy after attending a workshop for writers who hadn’t performed before. Nowadays Millican is on TV most nights, with appearances on shows like QI, 8 out of 10 Cats and Live at The Apollo. She’s performed sell-out tours and shows no signs of slowing down.
Of all the operas in Wagner’s monumental music drama ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’, the third, Siegfried, tells a story that most resembles a fairy tale. Bold and fearless, the young hero Siegfried seeks ever increasing challenges and adventures. Forging an unbreakable sword from the shards of the weapon that belonged to his father, he slays the dragon Fafner and seizes from the dragon’s hoard the ring that gives its bearer power over the world.
Performing pieces by Copland and Bernstein, the Halle Orchestra are joined by conductor David Hill and Joseph McDermott at Leeds Town Hall.