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2016 sees a brand new production from Opera North with Giordano's Andrea Chénier and two popular revivals: Così fan tutte directed by Tim Albery and Daniel Slater's 1950s inspired L'elisir d'amore.
Pupils from two schools on the Bransholme Estate in Hull will be joining forces with their contemporaries from Leeds and the Orchestra of Opera North to celebrate Christmas in style with a special seasonal concert on Tuesday 8 December involving more than 500 children.
University of Huddersfield alumnus John Rigby returns to the town to conduct the Orchestra of Opera North’s New Year Viennese Whirl concert at Huddersfield Town Hall on Wednesday 30 December. The same programme will then be performed at Leeds Town Hall the following day, Thursday 31 December.
A new chamber opera, Pleasure, a family tragedy played out against the backdrop of a gay nightclub, will receive its world premiere at Opera North in Leeds in 2016, with Lesley Garrett heading the cast.
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.
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.
A dazzling new production of Cole Porter’s classic musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate, is set to heat up stages across England from September 2015. The perfect way to 'Brush Up Your Shakespeare,' Kiss Me, Kate opens at Leeds Grand Theatre in September, before touring to Theatre Royal Newcastle, The Lowry Salford, and Theatre Royal Nottingham.
This October, Opera North Projects offers audiences in Manchester, Leeds and Gateshead, the chance to rediscover the music of Cole Porter, as cult cabaret trio The Tiger Lillies uncover the delight, despair and delirium that lies beneath the surface of Porter’s more romantic and mysterious works in Love for Sale.