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Interview with Conductor Richard Farnes

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Opera North's Music Director Richard Farnes has become a leading interpreter of Wagner's music and will conduct all six cycles of the Ring in 2016. In this interview Richard tells us what to expect from the full cycle and how the dramatic power of Wagner's music takes centre stage in a Ring like no other.

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First Ring Tickets on General Sale Today

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The first tickets for Opera North’s full Ring Cycle go on general sale on Thursday 22 January for performances at Sage Gateshead. The Ring Cycle will return in 2016 to Leeds Town Hall, The Lowry, Salford, and Sage Gateshead, where previous instalments of the four operas which make up Wagner’s epic masterpiece were performed in annual instalments between 2011 and 2014. 

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Opera North launches new music education projects in Hull

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Children and young people in the Bransholme area of Hull are set to take part in two new music education projects delivered by Opera North. A brand new pioneering project, given the working title of 'Singing Sistema,' will take place at Bude Park Primary School, while an Exchanging Notes programme will take place at Winifred Holtby Academy.

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