New production of Mozart classic
A NEW programme of concerts at the Civic Barnsley have been announced for the autumn season.
The Young Opera Venture is set to perform The Magic Flute.
The group was first established in 2012 and won its first Council Funding for a tour of Mozart’s masterpiece. You can see their production of The Magic Flute at on September 13.
And Barnsley Metropolitan Band will also perform Brass in the Round during the Paines Plough Roundabout Festival on October 2.
For tickets call the Box Office on 01226 327000. HE is one of the youngest, most-talked about and also most mysterious artists on the British music scene today. At the tender age of just 20, singer-songwriter and guitarist Jake Bugg is already a multi-millionaire.
His self-titled first album went to number one in the UK charts when it was released in 2012. Last year, his second album, Shangri-La came out and also made the UK top five.
Bugg headlined the Other Stage at Glastonbury this year, and will also play at this year’s Leeds Festival on the Sunday, just before the Arctic Monkeys close the weekend.
Any journalist who has come into contact with him has commented on his incredibly mature manner and sensible outlook on life.
However, Bugg has a reputation for being somewhat moody at times during interviews, but this old head on young shoulders is in fine form when we speak about his upcoming arena tour with The Black Keys, his own label and, of course, Leeds Festival.
He is in Colorado on a tour of America when we speak. In his laid-back Nottingham accent, Bugg describes how it feels going from being the second-biggest act on the second-biggest stage at Reading and Leeds last year to being the secondbiggest act on the main stage, this year.
“It’s great, man. It shows that if you keep going it will come off. Yeah, it’s great – it just shows me that things have been going well and it’s just an incentive to carry on with what I’m doing and just keep going, really.”
In an interview with NME, Bugg expressed his annoyance that he was unable to go and see Metallica at Glastonbury as they clashed with his set.
Is there anyone he is desperate to see at Reading and Leeds?
“I don’t think so, I haven’t really looked at the line-up to be honest.
“I’ll have a little look and then I might go, but probably not. A lot of the music today is not really up my street, but you know there might be something that catches my ear, so we’ll see.
“It’s not that I’m purposely trying to dislike everything, it’s just that it’s frustrating that I don’t like anything, to be honest.”
Bugg has managed to put out two highly successful albums in a very short space of time compared to a lot of his contemporaries.
Has he started to work on the famously challenging third album yet?
“Quite a few people are asking me that, but I think when you finish a project, you go and work on the next thing and writing songs is what I love to do more than anything.
“I’m working on ideas, nothing is solid as yet, but we’ll just see what happens, that’s the exciting bit for me.”
Bugg’s maturity and downto-earth approach to his success is obvious.
He doesn’t drink before going on stage because he sees his job as just that.