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Roll up, Roll up! The Circus is in town!

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Preparing for an opera role doesn't usually involve circus tricks and pirouettes en pointe... but for Jennifer France, singing Esmeralda in our production of The Bartered Bride, the story is a little different. And with the battle wounds to prove it, this circus conve... Read More


To Move the Soul: Performing Poppea


Musical Director Laurence Cummings examines the authorship behind Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea and asks the question: does it really matter who it is by when the music moves your soul? Read More


RECON Festival: Who Pioneers, Where and How?


With excitement building towards one of Yorkshire's most exciting arts festivals RECON, Andy Abbott, RECON co-director and Fellow in Music, University of Bradford tells us what to expect and why the festival is so important for the region.  Frank Zappa said th... Read More

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