New pro­duc­tion of Mozart clas­sic

Yorkshire Post - Culture & The Guide - - MU -

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.

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