Monday, 24 June 2013

Birmingham: Enjoying!

Summer Cruise 2013 – Weekend of 21/22/23rd June

Day 16-18: Moored at Oozell Loop Junction Bridge, in B'ham

Our first visit to Birmingham (link) was to go to the Hippodrome to enjoy Welsh National Opera's Lohengrin. This hadn't been done in this country for 25 years, so as Wagner fans is was a 'not to be missed!' event. It was excellent and as possibly one of Wagner's most accessible operas, surely should be in the repertoire for the near future?

We have also been round the Birmingham Canals to the Boat Festival at Pelsall, right up round the northern canals (link) – again, great fun and reasonable weather.

This weekend we are back in the centre of the City for Opera North's concert 'austerity' version of Wagner's Siegfried – part 3 of the Ring Cycle on Saturday.

It was absolutely fantastic and a great musical experience – you could see all the orchestra on stage to add interest. The operatic singing was majestic with giant screens augmenting the story with subtitles. Just great!

Here are a few photos from the weekend:

Tree clearance outside the NIA

Apparently the NIA is having a 'make-over'

Sorting out the cables on the Symphony Hall Bridge? It was given a coat of paint

The Dragon Boats at speed

In costume – the babies versus the teddy bears

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