Jazz vs Opera – a Tenor Battle: Håkon Kornstad

Northern Rock Foundation Hall

Pre-concert talk at 9.45pm with Håkon Kornstad (free to ticket holders)

“It could have been a virtuosic circus act, but in Kornstad’s hands was a musical tour de force.” The Guardian ★★★★ Read the full review.

Håkon Kornstad already had an international reputation as a jazz saxophonist, before discovering opera. He consequently found his voice as an opera singer. His brand new project combines both these talents and has created a sensation in his native Norway. This is, quite literally, a tenor battle, with Kornstad singing Puccini, Verdi and Neapolitan songs and accompanying himself on the saxophone. Caruso meets Coltrane!


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£5 standby tickets may become available on the day subject to availability (one per person). Valid NUS card required.
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Håkon Kornstad © Erik Burås

Part of Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2015

Gateshead International Jazz Festival is delighted to announce an exciting international line-up for its 11th edition with its trademark mix of UK, European and international jazz icons, hot new talent and some of the best of the thriving Northern jazz scene. The programme is packed with...

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