The studio was recently approached by Opera North regarding their forthcoming production of Ruddigore, Gilbert and Sullivan’s witty burlesque Victorian melodrama.
Opera North are England's award-winning National Opera Company who produce exciting and acclaimed opera, classical music and contemporary artistic projects and with a strong education focus.
The marketing team at ON had spotted a shot by Philip Hunton Photography of Lead Guitarist and Singer Paul Daly from a band called the Vaudeville Class, a North East based Blues/Rock Band, and felt it summed up one of the key characters in their production.
Paul was thrilled that the Opera company were interested in using the image and so the studio supplied them with the picture which now appears on the programme cover for the production.
The Vaudeville Class are a Blues/Rock band who are building a good following in the UK and have recently been played on BBC Radio Newcastle and Spark FM. They are also set to play a gig at the popular Newcastle night spot The Cluny, supporting The Band of Skulls who were a featured on the recent Twilight: New Moon movie soundtrack.
The production of Ruddigore is set to open in the winter of 2010, full details will be available on their website: http://www.operanorth.co.uk