‘A Spiritual Solstice’ was Alice Coote’s thought-provoking opening to the Tenth Leeds Lieder Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tenth Leeds Lieder Festival – A Spiritual Solstice: Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano) and Christian Blackshaw (piano). Livestreamed (by Apple and Biscuit Recordings) from Victoria Hall, Leeds Town Hall, 17.6.2021. (JPr)

Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano) & Christian Blackshaw (piano) in Leeds Town Hall

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Leeds Lieder four-day festival – 17 to 20 June 2021

Leeds Lieder, the finest festival of art song in the North, returns from 17-20 June 2021

Its most diverse and ambitious programme yet is hosted for the first time by Leeds Town Hall and director Joseph Middleton has devised a covid-secure festival celebrating the multifaceted art of song. The programme includes appearances from Alice Coote, Mark Padmore, Iestyn Davies, James Gilchrist, Roderick Williams, Carolyn Sampson, Ema Nikolovska, William Thomas and pianists Graham Johnson, Iain Burnside, Anna Tilbrook, Joseph Middleton and Christian Blackshaw.

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Exciting news from Opera North about its 2021/22 reopening


Opera North announces five new productions for its 2021/22 season and an eclectic programme of live music in the Howard Assembly Room, marking a crucial and celebratory moment for the national opera company in the North this Autumn as it also reopens its buildings in central Leeds following a transformational £18 million capital redevelopment programme, Music Works.

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Opera North’s current plans for Spring/Summer 2021


Live tour for concert performances of Beethoven’s Fidelio
A Night at the Opera gala concert at The Lowry, Salford Quays in June
Co-production of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music with Leeds Playhouse rescheduled for Summer 21
The Whitehall Road Sessions: a new series of livestreamed chamber concerts from 22 April
As You Are: A Sound Walk for Leeds to reopen this Spring
Whistle Stop Opera: The Magic Flute will tour across the North
Orpheus in the Record Shop: Opera North and Leeds Playhouse’s co-production broadcast on BBC Four as part of #BBCLightsUp
Orfeo ed Euridice: Gluck’s opera for BBC Radio 3 broadcast, accompanied by documentary film of the recording in real time
Orchestra of Opera North records suites by Sibelius, Janáček and Humperdinck for BBC Radio 3, conducted by Richard Farnes

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Leeds Lieder’s six livestreams this spring from Leeds Town Hall

Leeds Lieder announce Spring 2021 recitals presented from Leeds Town Hall

Leeds Lieder are delighted to welcome outstanding artists to Leeds this Spring including Dame Sarah Connolly, Gerald Finley, Fatma Said, Kitty Whately, Julius Drake and Joseph Middleton who will perform alongside some of the UK’s leading young artists (in collaboration with the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and Momentum).

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It maybe a Weill but give Opera North’s The Seven Deadly Sins a chance if you can

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Weill, The Seven Deadly Sins: Soloists, Orchestra of Opera North / James Holmes (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Jonathan Haswell) from Leeds Playhouse’s Quarry Theatre, 21.11.2020. (JPr)

Shelley Eva Haden (Anna II) & Wallis Giunta (Anna I) © Tristram Kenton

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