Explore opera in a new light through our collection of podcasts, playlists and audio projects.

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Artistic Futures

Artistic Futures is a monthly podcast for anyone contemplating a career in the wonderful world of music and opera.

From singers to conductors, directors to composers, you will meet a range of artists who will share their passion and tell you more about their artistic journeys. It will also be full of useful tips and advice for the next generation of performers and creators.

If you have any burning questions for our future guests or would like to suggest artists or creatives you would like to meet, please email education@operanorth.co.uk. You can also tweet us using #ONArtisticFutures.

Listen and subscribe on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and SoundCloud.

Thinking with opera

Explore the thrilling world of opera and its component parts in our new series of podcasts, produced as part of the DARE partnership between Opera North and the University of Leeds.

Listen and subscribe on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and SoundCloud.

The Opera North Podcast

Go backstage and behind the scenes of Opera North’s mainstage productions, orchestral concerts and events in the Howard Assembly Room, with previews, interviews and discussions.

Listen and subscribe on Spotify and SoundCloud.

Staging the Voice / Voicing the Stage

Our podcast in collaboration with Newcastle University, Staging the Voice / Voicing the Stage brings together staff, creatives and performers from Opera North with academics and researchers from throughout the University for a series of conversations about the voice in performance.

Each episode explores a different aspect of voice and performance, from issues relating to neuroscience and biology connected with the physical voice, to questions of representation, of silenced voices and marginalized people.

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Audio projects

Walking Home

Walking Home

Tune in and take a walk with our unique series of sound journeys composed by five musicians during lockdown, available to download now.

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Writing Home

Writing Home

An innovative community arts installation, part of the Howard Opera Centre, Opera North’s newly redeveloped home in Leeds.

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