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.

NEW ART INSTALLATION TO ACCOMPANY OPERA NORTH'S RING CYCLE

In conjunction with Opera North’s epic presentation of Wagner’s complete Ring cycle, a new sound and film installation by artist Emma Critchley comes to Leeds Central Library from Monday 16 to Thursday 26 May, before touring alongside performances to The Royal Festival Hall, London and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.

REHEARSALS UNDERWAY FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF PLEASURE

Rehearsals are in progress at Opera North in Leeds this week for a new chamber opera, Pleasure, created by young Liverpool composer Mark Simpson and writer Melanie Challenger, with Lesley Garrett in the lead role.

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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