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This summer the Orchestra of Opera North ventures out of the theatre and into the sunshine in the heart of Leeds for Opera North in the City, an open-air long weekend of club classics, legendary arias, songs from the shows, and a screening of Back to the Future with live symphonic score.
Over 120 pupils at four Leeds primary schools have been given the chance to write and stage their own operatic works, thanks to Children & the Arts and Opera North.
Bitesize opera is heading to Hull next week as Opera North helps Burton Constable Hall celebrate its 2017 season opening with a performance of Whistle Stop Opera: Hansel and Gretel, a light-hearted, half-hour version of Engelbert Humperdinck’s best-loved work.
A search has been launched for talented young musicians to form an Opera North Youth Orchestra to work alongside the Opera North Youth Company as they prepare to take a new production on tour this Summer.
The Height of the Reeds is a major new sound installation by Opera North for the iconic Humber Bridge, running 1 – 30 April 2017 as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Tickets are available from Tuesday 28 February.
A composer working with sounds below the limits of human hearing has been announced as the winner of the inaugural £15,000 DARE Art Prize by Opera North and the University of Leeds’ Cultural Institute.
Singing, storytelling and sharing music can all be enjoyed by Yorkshire’s youngest residents over the coming weeks as Opera North announces a series of special family-friendly performances and workshops.
Opera North announces its 2017/18 season including The Little Greats - a festival of six one-act operas; a new production of Verdi's Un ballo in maschera, conducted by Richard Farnes; the return of Don Giovanni and Madama Butterfly; and the latest in the Company's acclaimed concert stagings, Richard Strauss's Salome, conducted by Aleksandar Markovic.
Opera North Children’s Chorus in Newcastle will be helping to put everyone in a festive mood on Tuesday 13 December with a special seasonal performance, Hear the Angels Sing: A Christmas Musical Celebration, in the city centre's Brunswick Methodist Church.
This Winter, Opera North celebrates the timeless appeal of classic fairy tales with three brand new productions on theatre stages across the North: Rimsky-Korsakov’s rarely-performed The Snow Maiden, Humperdinck’s much-loved Hansel and Gretel and Rossini’s captivating Cinderella.