Opera

SWITCH ON…..

SWITCH ON…..

  Opera North has just announced Switch ON; a programme of new outdoor events and digital projects to take place this Autumn, embodying the Company’s commitment to make music with and for audiences in communities across the North of England.  This activity respects the latest government guidelines on social distancing and live performances, which are not […]

POSTPONEMENT OF OPERA NORTH’S AUTUMN & WINTER SEASONS

POSTPONEMENT OF OPERA NORTH’S AUTUMN & WINTER SEASONS

  As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and the latest guidance on live performances, Opera North has  announced the postponement of all mainstage productions due to tour in Autumn 2020 and Winter 2021. All productions previously planned for Autumn 2020 (La traviata, Jack the Ripper, and Trouble in Tahiti / West Side Story […]

FROM COUCH TO CHORUS

FROM COUCH TO CHORUS

  Anyone who has been missing their usual singing group during lockdown or who fancies having a go at mastering opera from the comfort of their living room can look forward to this summer’s launch of a new digital choir by Opera North. Starting in July, From Couch to Chorus will comprise four weekly sessions […]

GREEN EGGS AND HAM

GREEN EGGS AND HAM

  The perfect introduction to opera for young and old alike is set to be performed across the north of England this spring as Opera North tours its brand-new family show, Green Eggs and Ham. The production will give children the chance to experience opera singing and music up close and will be performed in […]

OPERA NORTH’S NEW SEASON BEGINS VERY SOON

OPERA NORTH’S NEW SEASON BEGINS VERY SOON

Opera North open their new Autumn Season in September with an exciting programme of three operas at The Grand Theatre. The Greek Passion will be directed by Christopher Alden, designed by Charles Edwards and conducted by Garry Walker. Set in a remote community, Martinů’s final opera explores the divisions created in the village when refugees arrive, […]

A GROUND BREAKING PERFORMANCE

A GROUND BREAKING PERFORMANCE

  To mark Dementia Action Week which runs from 20-26 May, Opera North, one of the city’s largest arts organisations, has announced plans to stage England’s first dementia friendly opera performance this Autumn. Specialist dementia training will also be offered to every member of staff, raising awareness of the condition across the company. La bohème, […]

EXCITING NEW SEASON FOR OPERA NORTH

EXCITING NEW SEASON FOR OPERA NORTH

Opera North today announces main stage repertoire for Autumn 2019 and Winter 2020, headlined by new productions of Bohuslav Martinů’s rarely performed The Greek Passion and Kurt Weill’s great American opera, Street Scene. The season showcases the best of Opera North, with revivals of some of our most popular and critically-acclaimed productions programmed alongside these […]

A MAGNIFICIENT SEASON OF OPERA

A MAGNIFICIENT SEASON OF OPERA

Two leading arts organisations in Leeds have collaborated with Opera North for the Company’s latest season which features a bewitching coming-of-age adventure, a tempestuous tragedy, and a double bill of iconic ballet and wickedly funny opera. Opening the season is a new production of The Magic Flute, Mozart’s epic tale about Prince Tamino’s quest to […]

AN EXCITING SEASON OF OPERA

AN EXCITING SEASON OF OPERA

(Main picture by Guy Farrow) Opera North has announced the repertoire for its 2018/19 season, which will mark 40 years of inspiration, ambition and adventure since the Company was established as the opera company for the North of England, giving its first performance in November 1978. The operas within the season also explore themes around […]

SING FOR YOUR SUPPER

SING FOR YOUR SUPPER

Opera North is giving everyone the chance to give their vocal chords an end-of-day workout each week with the launch of a new adult chorus in Leeds city centre. Meeting in the Howard Assembly Room at 6pm every Monday for ten weeks from 9 October, the Christmas Chorus will master some traditional choral festive pieces […]

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