Press Centre

Press Centre

Press contacts

Julia O'Sullivan, Head of Communications
julia.o'sullivan@operanorth.co.uk
0113 223 3526 | 07956 647573

Elizabeth Simmonds, Press Officer
elizabeth.simmonds@operanorth.co.uk
0113 213 5641

Rowland Thomas, Press Officer
rowland.thomas@operanorth.co.uk
0113 223 3528

Please contact the press office with general media enquiries, filming or interview requests, for access to press images/ footage, or to request press tickets for performances.

3 GENERATIONS OF AFRICAN GENIUS TO VISIT HOWARD ASSEMBLY ROOM

The Howard Assembly Room's 3 Generations mini-season brings a trio of legendary musicians from across Africa to Leeds.
 
Elder statesman of West African music, Senegal's Cheikh Lô opens the series on Saturday 30 January. There’s more musical alchemy from West Africa on Thursday 4 February with 'Hendrix of the Sahara' Vieux Farka Touré, and the founding father of Ethio-jazz, vibraphonist and Éthiopiques legend Mulatu Astatke makes an extremely rare live appearance on Wednesday 10 February.
 

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COLE PORTER’S SIZZLING BATTLE OF THE SEXES HEADLINES OPERA NORTH’S AUTUMN SEASON

This Autumn Opera North presents Cole Porter’s jazzy Broadway sensation alongside two contrasting revivals from the opera repertoire; Rossini’s door-slamming farce The Barber of Seville and Tom Cairns’ production of Janáček’s powerful tragedy Jenůfa. The season opens at Leeds Grand Theatre on 24 September before embarking on their well-established tour circuit of iconic Northern venues including: Theatre Royal Newcastle, The Lowry Salford Quays and Theatre Royal Nottingham.

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OPERA NORTH'S FIRST PERFORMANCE AT LATITUDE FESTIVAL

Opera North, England’s award-winning opera company in the north, travels to Henham Park in Suffolk on Thursday 16 July for the Company’s first performance at Latitude Festival. Joining a host of stellar acts across Latitude’s diverse multi-arts programme, Opera North continues to redefine the art form of opera for new audiences and new places.

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