Opera story is perilous, deadly, desperate until - at last - revenge

Madame X is  the new opera by Todmorden composer and librettist Tim Benjamin (pictured)

Madame X is the new opera by Todmorden composer and librettist Tim Benjamin (pictured)

Two years after his debut opera was enthusiastically received, composer Tim Benjamin is spreading his wings with a tour for his second production, starting this month.

But like Emily, which told the story of Suffragette Emily Davison, the world premiere of Madame X, also boosted by some Arts Council funding, will again be in his home town of Todmorden on Thursday, August 21, using the beautifully restored Edwardian era Hippodrome Theatre on Halifax Road, which is owned by Todmorden Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society.

After that, the production goes on tour with dates at Halifax, London and Manchester.

 

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