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Imagining Hy Brasil

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Chris Watson, sound artist for BBC TV's award-winning Frozen Planet, describes his creation Hy Brasil - an enchanted island, hidden in fog somewhere off the coast of Ireland. 

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Composed performers

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Composed performers… Amid Krystian Zimerman’s recent objections to performances posted on YouTube, I was searching for some recordings of Die Schone Mullerin and came across some footage of the legendary version by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears at Aldeburgh...

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Composed performers

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Amid Krystian Zimerman’s recent objections to performances posted on YouTube, I was searching for some recorings of Die Schoene Mullerin and came across some footage of the legendary version by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears at Aldeburgh.

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Composed performers

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Amid Krystian Zimerman’s recent objections to performances posted on YouTube, I was searching for some recorings of Die Schoene Mullerin and came across some footage of the legendary version by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears at Aldeburgh.

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Composed performers

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Al Hogarth from The Prince Concert shares why "learning to think like a composer has so many benefits for performers, not least as it helps us to understand why composers do things in the way they do. "

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Composed performers

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Al Hogarth from The Prince Concert shares why "learning to think like a composer has so many benefits for performers, not least as it helps us to understand why composers do things in the way they do. "

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Composed performers

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Ahead of The Prince Consort's performance at the Howard Assembly Room on 24 January, Alistair Hogarth shares his thoughts on the relationship between singers and composers.

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Britten: A Sense of Place

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If you’d like to delve even deeper into Opera North’s Festival of Britten, a special edition of Inside Opera in the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds this coming Saturday afternoon (5 October) supplies the perfect opportunity. 

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Richard Mantle looks forward to 2013

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In characteristic style, Opera North’s main stage plans for opera’s special year of 2013 include a spectacular range of opera and music. We take full advantage of the opportunity to celebrate the anniversaries of three of the greatest opera composers of all time...

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Crows' Bones: In Photos

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Crows’ Bones is a new live concert exploring ghostly folk songs old and new, pinpointing the very essence of what is most beautiful and unsettling within the traditional folk genre. It premiered at the Howard Assembly Room by Martin Green (Lau), alongside vocalists ...

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What connects Carousel and Primary Schools?

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Well, children love a fairground ride, but that’s not the answer. Opera North is the connection! Dr Kara McKechnie spent last week with Opera North Education, visiting (and marking!) students delivering music workshops in schools. Here, she records a very busy week.

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Reem Kelani: Notes from Tahrir Square

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Manchester born Palestinian singer Reem Kelani performs at the Howard Assembly Room in a special twilight concert on Friday 23 March. Last Autumn, she re-visited Tahrir Square in Cairo to undertake research for a BBC Radio 4 programme, Songs from Tahrir. Here, Reem shares s...

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February Frenzy

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  From operas for naughty children to a new tour and first visit to Dublin, it has been a busy month at Opera North. Have a look and listen to some of the links below to get a feel for what has been going on and what we are getting excited about.

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Who is Ophelia?

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Beauty and Clarity. These are the two pillars we are trying to bridge in making this piece, commissioned by Opera North Projects to accompany the Howard Assembly Room’s upcoming visual arts installation, which this year is Katie Mitchell’s ’Five Truths.&rs...

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High Noon

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The western established a new idea of modernity, setting a technologically advanced society against the blank slate of a nation in its infancy. The Hollywood dream machine manufactured heroic tales of its founding fathers only a few generations into the past, but always roo...

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