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Bring on the boys

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Featuring an all-male cast, Billy Budd is the first time some of the boys who sing in the Opera North Children's Chorus will have performed on the mainstage. We asked them about the experience. Read More

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Season of Secrets: The warm-up...

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Secrets revealed! Welcome to the world of an opera singer… Our season of secrets let us in on some of their tricks — what they do to warm up, and if they have any secret rituals before they go on stage. Read More

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Rehearsing Billy Budd

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Just one week ahead of our brand new production of Britten's all-male masterpiece, Billy Budd, opening, we climb aboard the HMS Indomitable with our cast and crew and get an inside look at how the show is shaping up... Read More

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Secrets of a stage designer: Suor Angelica

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What’s the secret best thing about being a set/costume designer? How long before a show opens does a stage designer start work, and how does it all begin? Designer Hannah Clark lets us in on some inside secrets of the trade, as well as her influences and inspirat... Read More

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Puccini's Greatest Soprano Arias

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Why does Puccini's music cause us to feel the way that it does? Here, we explore a few of Puccini’s greatest soprano arias, including Suor Angelica’s heartbreaking ‘Senza mamma’.  Read More

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