Richard Mantle, General Director, Opera North:
“Following the challenges of the last year, we are very pleased to announce our return to live performances as we prepare to welcome audiences once again. During this long period when it has not been possible to perform live, we have certainly not been silent, and we have made great strides in recording and streaming large-scale pieces within social distancing restrictions over the last few months. Our 2020 livestream of Fidelio, with our wonderful Chorus and Orchestra alongside some truly outstanding soloists, was a musical highlight of the past year which we can’t now wait to share with audiences in person. We are also delighted that, a year later than planned, A Little Night Music will be performed at Leeds Playhouse this summer.
“We are extending and developing our digital programme, with the release of a filmed version of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, as well as our new free series of livestreamed chamber concerts, allowing us to create and share powerful musical experiences with audiences at home. The more recent series of ONe-to-ONe solo performances given for free by members of our Chorus and Orchestra over Zoom will continue throughout April as well, bringing music into the living rooms of even more people across the country.”