Opera

LEEDS STEPS INTO THE SPOTLIGHT WITH OPERA NORTHS NEW SEASON

LEEDS STEPS INTO THE SPOTLIGHT WITH OPERA NORTHS NEW SEASON

Leeds is set to take centre-stage this autumn as Opera North launches its latest season with a series of compelling images to be displayed around its home city and used online. Each of the company’s touring venues will also get a set created especially for them. The leading UK arts organisation has pictured some of […]

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

Music, film and opera fans alike should head to Millennium Square at 7pm on Friday 19 July for Classical Hits, an open-air concert celebrating some of the best-loved classical music from stage and silver screen. The Orchestra of Opera North will be joined by a host of special guest artists to perform popular works by […]

OPERA NORTHS 2024-2025 SEASON

OPERA NORTHS 2024-2025 SEASON

Opera North announces its new season for 2024-2025, featuring a raft of shows full of magic, mystery and magnificent music. The Leeds-based opera company is also finding more ways than ever to make the extraordinary experiences of great opera and music accessible for everyone, including 6pm start times for some performances, more matinee performances, English […]

NEW BUS DEALS OFFER SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL

NEW BUS DEALS OFFER SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL

Audiences are being invited to join Opera North on its journey towards sustainability this autumn with special bus deals making it even more affordable to travel to the theatre on public transport. The upcoming Green Season sees Opera North producing three operas as sustainably as possible using the Green Theatre Book to interrogate all aspects […]

THE GREEN SEASON

THE GREEN SEASON

As work ramps up on the trio of innovative productions comprising Opera North’s first sustainable season, the Company has revealed some of the transformations it is making in search of more environmentally responsible ways to bring its operas to the stage. The Green Season will open this September at Leeds Grand Theatre with Olivia Fuchs’ new […]

OPERA NORTH’S WEEK-LONG FESTIVAL

OPERA NORTH’S WEEK-LONG FESTIVAL

  Leading arts organisation Opera North is preparing to co-host an inaugural arts festival with local residents as the first phase of its innovative Richmond Hill community residency in Leeds draws to close. From 29 June to 7 July, everyone living in the Burmantofts and Richmond Hill Ward will be invited to come together for […]

LOVE, LOSS AND LAUGHTER

LOVE, LOSS AND LAUGHTER

  With Puccini’s devastating take on passion and power, Janáček’s bittersweet exploration of the cycle of life, and Strauss’ playful look at what happens when tragedy and comedy collide on and off stage, Opera North’s new season brings memorable characters, compelling drama and incredible music to theatres across the north of England this winter. Alongside […]

MIGHTY SPIRITS:CROSS CULTURAL PRODUCTION OF ORPHEUS

MIGHTY SPIRITS:CROSS CULTURAL PRODUCTION OF ORPHEUS

  A groundbreaking new staging of Monteverdi’s opera Orpheus is set to open at Opera North in Leeds this October, before touring northern theatres alongside Verdi’s La traviata, and concerts of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. Orpheus, a reimagining of one of the earliest surviving operas, Monteverdi’s 1607 work L’Orfeo, weaves a new musical and dramatic […]

A MUSICAL TALE FOR OUR TIMES

A MUSICAL TALE FOR OUR TIMES

A new show which celebrates music from around the world through the timeless story of Orpheus and Eurydice will be touring the north of England this month as Opera North takes its latest pop-up production on the road. Inspired by Monteverdi’s opera Orfeo, A Tale of Orpheus & Eurydice transforms the myth of the two […]

OPERA IN THE CITY

OPERA IN THE CITY

  The Orchestra of Opera North will close its annual long weekend Millennium Square, Leeds on Sunday 24 July with Opera in the City, an alfresco evening of operatic favourites and classical masterpieces. Welsh soprano Elin Pritchard – an Opera North favourite who appears with the award-winning ensemble in Wagner’s epic Parsifal throughout June – […]