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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.
The first part of the programme for Hull’s year in the limelight as UK City of Culture 2017 has been announced, including two new commissions by Opera North, one of which will turn the iconic Humber Bridge into a stunning sound installation.
Throughout its Autumn Season, Opera North will be exploring the unspoken, the hidden and the mysterious as they reveal a few well-kept secrets of the operatic world with their #seasonofsecrets
With the start of the new school year, over 1,000 pupils each week will now be benefiting from Opera North’s award-winning In Harmony community residency as the Company introduces the project into a third primary school in South Leeds.
Digital commissioning body The Space is collaborating with Opera North to produce an online filmed version of the company's Ring cycle. Filming took place in Leeds in May 2016 as Opera North performed Richard Wagner's 16- hour masterpiece over four dates at Leeds Town Hall.
An exciting new Opera North Children's Chorus launches in Newcastle giving young people in the North East the chance to further their musical ambitions with the support, guidance and encouragement of professional singers and performers.
New music director Aleksandar Markovic opens Opera North's 2016/17 season with Der Rosenkavalier, ahead of further productions of Puccini's Il tabarro and Suor Angelica, and Britten's Billy Budd.
Opera North has announced its 2016/17 mainstage season in a programme which continues to define the Company as one of the most ambitious and innovative arts organisations in the UK.