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An Opera a Day...Norma

The final opera for the week is Bellini's Norma. One of the greatest of Italian operas, Norma has never lost its grip on the public imagination, and in 'Casta diva' contains one of the most prized of all soprano arias. Director Christopher Alden is reunited wit...

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An Opera a Day...Giulio Cesare

Today's opera is Handel's Giulio Cesare which takes to the stage in Winter 2011. Set in ancient Egypt, murder, battles, disguises, revenge and rebellion ensue before Roman emperor Giulio Cesare and Cleopatra emerge finally triumphant in both love and war and Egypt ...

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An Opera a Day...The Queen of Spades

Today's daily opera fix comes in the form of Opera North's new production of Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades. An epic story set in nineteenth century Russia, based on a novel by the Russian author Pushkin, Opera North takes on The Queen of Spades for the firs...

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An Opera a Day...Ruddigore

Today's opera is Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore which returns by popular demand. Bringing with it curses, crimes, ghosts and ghouls, the hugely acclaimed Gilbert & Sullivan’s witty Victorian melodrama Ruddigore returns this Autumn to delight ...

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An Opera a Day...Madama Butterfly

Every day over the next week Opera North will be posting teasers for each of the operas for Autumn and Winter 2011.  Today is Madama Butterfly, acclaimed by critics and audiences in 2007, director Tim Albery returns this Autumn to take a fresh look at his...

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It's groundhog day on tour

Well, after ten weeks rehearsing and performing in Leeds, here we are again on tour at the Lowry, Salford Quays, picking up where we left off in March, so some notes from the bunker are in order Several Opera North old lags are back for another stretch, which makes for very...

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