Opera North is delighted to be announcing new plans to share music and performance safely this Christmas, despite the Company’s home city of Leeds being placed in the highest tier following the second lockdown.
To be enjoyed at home:
- Fidelio: streamed live to homes on Saturday 12 December and now available on demand until Monday 4 January
- Whistle Stop Opera: Cinderella available for families to watch together from Thursday 17 December
- La petite bohème online from Thursday 17 December, enabling people to enjoy this innovative animation at home
- Song of Our Heartland, the Northern Heartlands community opera devised and performed by residents of County Durham with Will Todd and Opera North, available for free
- Excerpts from Carols for Care Homes, a streamed concert recorded by the Chorus of Opera North for care homes and hospices, available to all
To be enjoyed outdoors:
- One of the few cultural events that it’s still possible to experience in person, As You Are: A Leeds Soundwalk has proved extremely popular since it opened on Saturday 12 December. It will run through to Tuesday 22 December and reopen on 9 January, conditions permitting. With places limited due to Covid safety measures, early booking is recommended.
Recognising the impact the pandemic has had on people of all ages this year, the Whistle Stop Opera: Cinderella film was offered free of charge to schools and hospitals across the country during December.