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Opera North this week announces five new Community Partners in the Leeds area, as part of a major community engagement programme funded over five years by Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The five Community Partners are: Leeds Together Women; Emmaus Leeds; Little London Arts; Leeds Irish Health & Homes; and the refugee & asylum seeker community in Leeds, working in collaboration with Meeting Point and RETAS.
Opera North’s internationally acclaimed journey through Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen reaches its overwhelming conclusion this June with Götterdämmerung. This Ring Cycle, staged in concert over the last four years, has seen Opera North’s music director Richard Farnes praised as “sensational” and the productions as “a triumph of scarcely imaginable proportions.”
The tumultuous lives and loves of a group of young bohemians in Paris return to Opera North in Spring 2014, in Phyllida Lloyd’s iconic production of La Bohème. This inspiring production, which updated the original setting to the late 1950s, will be sung by a flourishing young cast of emerging opera stars.
HYPNOSIS DISPLAY, a newly commissioned work by Grouper and Paul Clipson, premieres at the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds this June, ahead of dates at Barbican, London and CCA, Glasgow.
This Valentine's Day and beyond, join Opera North for a charming journey through the music of the renowned ‘City of Romance’ in From Paris with Love. This special theatrical concert explores the music that helped create the iconic images of Paris as the most romantic city in the world, and the heart of all things bohemian.
Many of the UK's top performers join together this February for a charity concert to celebrate the life of Richard Angas, a giant of the opera world in every way possible.
Venture into the mythical world of Hy Brasil in a brand new sound installation commissioned by Opera North, created by Sound Artist Chris Watson especially for the Howard Assembly Room.
Opera North presents another diverse and exciting season. Lovers, Villains and Desparadoes all feature in a season of three very different productions: La Fanciulla del West, Macbeth and From Paris with Love: Puccini to Piaf.
Cult performers The Tiger Lillies will present a darkly twisted new show in early 2014, commissioned by Opera North Projects.
The Howard Assembly Room's new season for Winter 2014 combines the best music, film, words and performance, focusing on 'American Roots' with visits from Frank Fairfield, Sam Amidon and Rene Marie and film screenings including The Great Flood and Johnny Guitar.