Chapel youngster lands role in Opera North show

High Peak youngster Glyn Webster has been given a part in Opera North’s new performance production of Handel’s classic play opera Joshua.

The budding thespian singer from Chapel-en-le-Frith, will sing the part of the Angel in the performances at Leeds Grand Theatre, which comes after recent choral appearances in concerts at The Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall.

Glyn, 11, also played James in Buxton Festival’s 2012 production of ‘James and the Giant Peach’.

Speaking of his part, an ecstatic Glyn said: “I am thrilled to have been given this role. It is a whole new experience meeting the other members of the company and learning my part but I can’t wait to get going in April.”

Joshua is one of Handel’s most famous pieces and was first performed 265 years ago in 1748.

This new production’s latest run is being staged at the Leeds Grand Theatre and Glyn will perform for its duration from April 30 to May 4.

Dr Christopher Ray, High Master at The Manchester Grammar School, where Glyn is a pupil, added: “Glyn has an amazing voice.

“I have no doubt that he will flourish under the spotlights in Leeds.”