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The Question of Liberty


 General Director Richard Mantle assesses the Question of Liberty In all three of our operas this season – Beethoven’s Fidelio, Janácek’s From the House of the Dead and Bizet’s Carmen – the question of liberty, either personal or in the wider social or political sphere, is ... Read More

"I am a Barbeque"


The biggest challenge about directing a community opera of this nature is the vast age range and volume of performers.  To paint the picture for you here are the groups that make up the cast… Bay Primary School: The whole school (300 children aged 4 to 11) h... Read More

Banishing the past and hailing the launch of Spring


Press and PR Manager Lindsey Porter on the first concert across Four Seasons at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park It was one of the warmest days of the year to date and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park couldn’t have been more picturesque. As a golden sun was setting over the newly i... Read More