Opera North announces season of magic and mystery for 2024-2025

Opera North announces its new season for 2024-2025, featuring a raft of shows full of magic, mystery and magnificent music.

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The Leeds-based opera company is also finding more ways than ever to make the extraordinary experiences of great opera and music accessible for everyone, including 6pm start times for some performances, more matinee performances, English subtitles at all performances, and sign-interpretation, audio description and touch tours on selected dates.

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‘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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