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Louise Brooks: a life in pictures

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Ahead of the world premiere of a new score commissioned by Opera North Projects for the 1929 silent film Pandora’s Box, Jo Nockels and Stuart Leeks investigate the life of its enigmatic star. Read More

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Jeet Thayil - On writing Babur in London

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When the idea of a collaboration with The Opera Group first came up, it occurred to me that the figure of Babur was uniquely suited to opera. And more importantly, I think it interested Edward. That’s the thing about opera—you may have a great idea, but if ... Read More

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Reem Kelani: Notes from Tahrir Square

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Manchester born Palestinian singer Reem Kelani performs at the Howard Assembly Room in a special twilight concert on Friday 23 March. Last Autumn, she re-visited Tahrir Square in Cairo to undertake research for a BBC Radio 4 programme, Songs from Tahrir. Here, Reem shares s... Read More