Opera North today announces five new productions for its 2021/22 season, together with an eclectic programme of live music in the Howard Assembly Room as it prepares to reopen the venue this Autumn.
This will be the Company’s first full season and tour in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets will be on sale from June, with audience capacities following the most up-to-date government guidelines. Opera North will continue to work closely with partner venues which include The Lowry at Salford Quays, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Nottingham Theatre Royal and Hull New Theatre, to ensure that the safety and comfort of all audience members, staff and performers remains the highest priority.
The coming months will also see the Company’s £18m redevelopment of its city centre home, the Howard Opera Centre, enter its final stages. A new Making Music campaign has been launched today to drive donations to complete the project and fill the new spaces with music. The names of Making Music supporters will become part of a new installation symbolising a musical score. Wrapping around the central staircase in the new glass atrium, the installation will celebrate the making of music in the heart of the building.