About Us


DARE is the pioneering collaboration between Opera North and the University of Leeds, the first of its kind.

We bring the very best of both organisations together to play a positive role in shaping the future of arts and learning regionally, nationally and internationally, achieving success beyond anything either party could hope to achieve alone.

Through this 'third organisation', Opera North is committed to working with academics at the highest level to create new opportunities for student learning at the heart of a leading opera company, for research relevant to the contemporary cultural sector, and for new work and new thinking that challenges perspectives and enriches intellectual and artistic life.

For more information visit www.dareyou.org.uk.