About Us

The Orchestra of Opera North

The acclaimed Orchestra of Opera North plays a vital role in concert series in the Yorkshire region and stands alone in its ability to perform as both an opera and a symphony orchestra.

Its approach is fresh and enthusiastic and offers us great versatility in our performance capabilities.

1st Violins David Greed* (Leader)
Peter Maslin (Co-Leader)
Andrew Long (Assoc Leader)
Byron Parish
Stephen Shulman*
Michael Ardron*
Brian Reilly
Tamsin Symons
Claire Osborne
Susannah Simmons
2nd Violins Katherine New
Ian Bone
Maria Vericonte*
Catherine Baker*
Helen Greig
Wendy Dyson*
Alison Dixon
Jackie Cima
Cristina Ocaña Rosado
Violas David Aspin
Anne Trygstad
Elizabeth Wyly*
Clare Gardiner
Vivienne Campbell*
Vince Parsonage
Cellos Jessica Burroughs
Andrew Fairley*
Zöe Long
Double basses Paul Miller*
Genna Spinks
Claire Sadler
Flutes Kevin Gowland
David Moseley*
Oboes Richard Hewitt*
Catherine Lowe*
Clarinets Colin Honour*
Andrew Mason
Bassoons David Baker Horns Robert Ashworth*
John Pratt
Alex Hamilton
Max Garrard
Trumpets Murray Greig*
Michael Woodhead*
Trombones Blair Sinclair
Robert Burtenshaw*
Bass Trombone Christian Jones Tuba Brian Kingsley*
Percussion Christopher Bradley* Timpani Paul Philbert
Harp Celine Saout   

Orchestra Director | Phil Boughton

Orchestra Manager | Helen Wilson
Chorus & Orchestra Intern | Keturah Lewis
Music Secretary | Helen Stephens*

Library Manager | Andrew Fairley*
Librarian | Victoria Bellis

Pit Supervisor | Chris Ladds
Orchestra Attendant | John Boulton

* Indicates Opera North Company member for 25 years or more