“Hang on, Daddy, that angel’s got no wings”. Quite right, kiddo. That’s Clara, Angel, Second Class, who has to earn her wings by saving George Bailey from committing suicide in Jake Heggie’s opera version of the iconic James Stewart movie, It’s a Wonderful Life.

Spoiler alert if you’re the only person on planet earth who does not know the story of guardian angel Clarence, gender changed for the opera. Good job, too. It allowed the wonderful soprano, Danielle De Niese, to be Clara.