From our archive
From Wednesday 1st July 2020
We’re delighted to be able to bring you this recording of Satie’s “The Death of Socrates”, part 3 of “Socrates”, from our performances at Hull Minster in June 2019. It is sung by soprano Poppy Shotts with Caroline Blair at the piano (English translation by Russell Plows).
Hull Urban Opera is a company specifically created to meet the needs of the people of Hull and has quickly become a valued part of the city’s creative ecology.
The company is run on socialist principles of fairness and equality which inform everything from casting, auditions and pay to repertoire and venues.
Our focus is mainly on exciting and engaging new work which can best meet the particular demands of the city with particular emphasis on quality and accessibility. We keep the quality high by working with the best available artists whilst introducing newcomers who can learn from them. HUO performs in unusual spaces across the city which have no stigma attached, have full disabled access and ticket prices reflecting the local cost of living.
We continue to support female composers and conductors and we warmly welcome applications from BAME and disabled artists who are less well represented in opera.
In our recent past
No tuxedo. No party dress. Just thrillingly-sung, memorable theatre.