This September, members of community groups in Leeds will have the chance to find out more about opera in special introductory performances to The Coronation of Poppea.
Children and young people in the Bransholme area of Hull are set to take part in two new music education projects delivered by Opera North. A brand new pioneering project, given the working title of 'Singing Sistema,' will take place at Bude Park Primary School, while an Exchanging Notes programme will take place at Winifred Holtby Academy.
On Wednesday 9 July, the young musicians of In Harmony Opera North take to the concert platform at Leeds Town Hall, to demonstrate to family and friends how far they have come since the inspirational music education project began.
On Saturday 10 May, seven of the UK’s opera companies will present Inside Opera: Live, a unique online event offering unprecedented behind the scenes access and insight into the opera being created and performed in theatres across the country.
Clients of Leeds-based homelessness charity St George's Crypt enjoyed a special lunchtime concert on Tuesday 25 March by musicians from Opera North. Martin Pickard, Head of Music, and Robert Ashworth, a horn player from the Orchestra of Opera North, performed in the Crypt's canteen as part of Switch ON.
Opera North announces a new folk collaboration A Time and a Place, co-produced by the Barbican, sounduk and Opera North.
Opera North’s flagship music education project, In Harmony Opera North, has won the award for ‘Best Classical Music Education Initiative’ at the Music Teacher Awards, sponsored by Classic FM.