Mike and The Mechanics, who have sold over 10 million records worldwide, will return in February with their nationwide Word of Mouth Tour 2017.
Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford (guitar) – joins forces with a new generation Mike and The Mechanics which includes one of the UK’s most prolific R&B singer, Andrew Roachford (lead and backing vocals) – whose previous hits include Cuddly Tour and Family Man, and Canadian-born singer, Tim Howar (lead and backing vocals) who formed and toured with his band Vantramp, with the likes of Rod Stewart and Paulo Nutini.
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra
Directed by Ellen Kent, this brand new production is traditionally staged and features beautiful sets and costumes.
La Boheme is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer.
The set reflects the Bohemian art of the period and will include, a local brass band, snow effects and Muzetta’s dog will also make an entrance.
This classic tale of Parisian love and loss features many famous arias including Your Tiny Hand is Frozen, They Call Me Mimi and Muzetta’s Waltz.
“Authentic, tender and passionate.” Daily Telegraph
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
The French Connection
Saturday 25 February
The city’s favourite orchestra perform a programme of French music from the Classical and Romantic repertoire. The orchestra is also joined by flautist Katherine Bryan.
Dvořák's Stabat Mater
Saturday 20 May
The forces of the Leicester Symphony Orchestra and Leicester Philharmonic Choir combine to perform Dvořák's affecting and powerful religious work, his Stabat Mater. The religious theme continues with Holst’s choral work Festival Te Deum. Simon Styles also shows that the tuba makes a fine solo instrument in his performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Tuba Concerto.
These 2 Tone legends are teaming up to give fans a rare treat, hitting the road together for a number of dates around the UK and Ireland.
Life-long friends, they are two of the main bands to come out of 2 Tone – a crucial musical and cultural movement which is still as relevant today as it was over 30 years ago.