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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.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Hungarian baritone Béla Perencz has withdrawn from three scheduled performances as Wotan in Die Walküre in Nottingham (7 June), Salford (14 June) and London (29 June).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British soprano Alwyn Mellor has withdrawn from scheduled performances in Opera North’s Ring for personal reasons, to be replaced by Lee Bisset as Sieglinde in Die Walküre and Kelly Cae Hogan as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.