FOR A WORLD PREMIER ONE should expect the unexpected; but for the opening presentation of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (HCMF) this was decidedly peculiar. “It's called Snogging Harold Wilson,” says composer Barry Russell. Snogging is a British colloquialism for kissing, Harold Wilson is a former Prime Minister (now dead); not the most obvious conjunction for a modern opera, peculiar is certainly the word. “It's a bit of fun really,” continues Russell, “it'll be over in twenty ...

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