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Due to unforeseen circumstances, Hungarian baritone Béla Perencz has withdrawn from three scheduled performances as Wotan in Die Walküre in Nottingham (7 June), Salford (14 June) and London (29 June). The role will now by sung by Robert Hayward.
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.
British soprano Alwyn Mellor has withdrawn from scheduled performances in Opera North’s Ring for personal reasons, to be replaced by Lee Bisset as Sieglinde in Die Walküre and Kelly Cae Hogan as Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung.
An extraordinary journey comes full circle this year, as Opera North presents its highly anticipated full performances of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen at five UK venues.
Swedish tenor Lars Cleveman will sing the title role in Opera North’s Siegfried as the company starts its highly anticipated tour of Wagner’s full Der Ring des Nibelungen at Leeds Town Hall later this month.
A major artistic collaboration between West Yorkshire Playhouse and Opera North comes to fruition this June as Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods opens in Leeds.
As Opera North prepares to perform six complete cycles of the Ring in cities across the country, audiences of all ages can look forward to a series of inspirational events illuminating Wagner’s astonishing and unparalleled achievement.
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.
Opera North’s General Director, Richard Mantle, announces that Aleksandar Marković is confirmed as the Company’s new Music Director, a role he will take up from September 2016.