Tuesday 26 May:

The Lowry Theatre – The Car Man.  Bizet’s legendary opera is reimagined by the renowned Matthew Bourne, taking the story from the 19th century Spanish cigarette factory to a greasy garage-diner in 1960s America and featuring an instantly recognisable score.  Tickets £27 – £41.  7.30pm.  Shows until Saturday 30 May with some matinees available.

Friday 29 May:

Bridgewater Hall – Jonathan Ware and Simone Easthope.  The leading classical pianist is accompanied by outstanding soprano Simone Easthope as they perform selected songs by Schubert as well as his Mignon Lieder and Britten’s On This Island.  Free, no ticket required.  The event is held in the stalls foyer.  12.30pm.

Saturday 30 May:

Royal Northern College of Music – Tango Siempre: Tangomotion.  Set to a stunning live soundtrack, Tango Siempre present a breaktaking journey in to the heart of the Angentine Tango with four of the world’s leading tango dancers taking part.  Tickets £15.  7.30pm.

Bridgewater Hall – Mahler Symphony No 2 ‘Resurrection’.  A collaboration between Wrexham Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Carole, The Sirenian Singers, Altrinchal Choral Society and others sees a perofrmance of Mahler’s excellent Symphony No 2 ‘Resurrection’, conducted by Richard Howarth (best known as leader of the Manchester Camerata) and featuring Rebecca Afonwy-Jones (alto) and April Fredrick (soprano).  All proceeds go towards local Alzheimer’s charities.  Tickets £19.50-£17.  7.30pm.

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