Opera North Plays Kevin Crossley-Holland

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Opera North, England will perform 'The Idea of North: Kevin Crossley-Holland' on Thursday 15 October 2009, at 8pm.

“Crossly-Holland uncovers not only words but an entire landscape which haunts and is rich in echoes.” The Observer

Kevin Crossley-Holland brings together an evening of words and music offering an insight into Viking culture and the extraordinary energy, thrust and curiosity that drove them to all points of the world.

Kevin Crossley-Holland is one of the UK’s leading writers on Anglo Saxon and Norse cultures both in fiction and non-fiction. He was “Gregory Fellow in Poetry” at the University of Leeds and is an “Honorary Fellow” of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford.

As well as his acclaimed retellings of epic sagas for children, his critical commentaries and his radio broadcasts, he has also written highly distinguished translations, including the Anglo Saxon poem Beowulf and the Tales from the Mabinogion, a Welsh myth. -- www.operanorth.co.uk

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