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Doolally for digital

This Friday we run our second unique event for bloggers this year, – a ‘blopera’ perhaps - at a live performance of Carmen in The Lowry, Salford Quays. People in the big cities we perform in such as Manchester/Salford and  Leeds have created their own...

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Like a child in a sweet shop

When the director Daniel Kramer first told us about his concept of a modern interpretation of Carmen being set in 1980’s Seville, Ohio I yelped for joy and I couldn’t wait for the production to start. Daniel was very clear about what he wanted in our character i...

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Incredible Edibles

[caption id="attachment_614" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Steven Harrison and stallholder Neil Gough at Neil's Fruit and Veg Stall at Kirkgate Market"][/caption] Opera North paid a visit to Kirkgate Market in Leeds City Centre today, as part of Shop at Leeds...

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The Question of Liberty

 General Director Richard Mantle assesses the Question of Liberty In all three of our operas this season – Beethoven’s Fidelio, Janácek’s From the House of the Dead and Bizet’s Carmen – the question of liberty, either personal or in the wider social or political sphere, is ...

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