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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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Discover the secrets of the wardrobe department...

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Ever wondered if there are concealed parts in costumes, or what happens to them after the show has finished. Look no further! Here, Opera North's Head of Costume and Wigs, Stephen Rodwell, lets us in on some of the inside secrets of the wardrobe department...&nbs... Read More

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