Christopher Alden’s recent production of for Opera North has been awarded a prestigious ‘Achievement in Opera’ award at the Theatre Awards UK 2012, in a ceremony held at the Guildhall in
Opera North today announces a new In Harmony partnership with a school in Leeds, impacting on 450 children in full-time education and the wider community. The pioneering project, one of four new In Harmony community development projects announced today, will be funded by the Arts Council England, the Department for Education and Opera North over three years between 2012 and 2015.
Opera North has been named as a regional partner for a national programme to introduce a new audience to folk music, song and dance.
It will take part in The Full English project being led by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS).
Opera North welcomes Dutch soprano Annemarie Kremer to sing the title role in its new production of Norma, which opens at the Leeds Grand Theatre on 28th January 2012, replacing American soprano Takesha Meshé Kizart who has withdrawn from the role.
Owing to planned industrial action, it has been confirmed that Huddersfield Town Hall will not be opening next Wednesday 30th November 2011. This means that the planned concert with the Orchestra of Opera North will not be able to take place. Due to the orchestra and guest soloists’ busy schedules, it is unfortunately not possible to reschedule this concert.
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