Mozart by Candlelight comes to South Shields

Producer and director Stephen Leatherland is bringing Magical Mozart by Candlelight to the Customs House, South Shields.
Producer and director Stephen Leatherland is bringing Magical Mozart by Candlelight to the Customs House, South Shields.

CLASSICAL music fans can enjoy the music of Mozart at a concert in South Tyneside.

Magical Mozart by Candlelight is coming to the Customs House, in South Shields.

The show, starring the European Baroque Ensemble and Singers, calls at the Mill Dam venue on Thursday, February 12.

The show’s producer and director, Stephen Leatherland, said: “Audiences can expect a fully staged production, brimming with some of the classic favourite pieces, with the ensemble in baroque costumes and wigs.

“The show includes movements from Eine Kleine Nacht Musik, Symphony number 40 in D minor, Turkish March, along with renowned arias from The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, Cosi Fan Tutte and other seminal operas from the maestro pen.

“The production has received amazing reactions, from critics and audiences alike and received many standing ovations from audiences in theatres throughout the UK and Ireland.”

He added: “The inspiration for the production came from the late Donald Auty, one of the producers of the show, as a follow-on production to the Viennese Strauss Gala.

“It was conceived by myself following a research trip to Vienna, where I discovered the joy and frivolity of Mozart’s music contrasted with the tragedy of his early demise, slaving over the unfinished requiem.

“Consequently, the Lacrimosa (Requiem D minor) is a starting point for this show, and Hallelujah is a part of the finale.

“The show is aimed at Mozart aficionados, and general classical buffs, as well as people discovering Mozart’s magical music and the world of opera for the first time.”

Tickets for the 7.45pm show cost £19 with an £18 concession.

To book, go to www.customshouse.co.uk or call the box office on 454 1234.

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