Exciting news from Opera North about its 2021/22 reopening

NEW DAWN FOR OPERA NORTH AS FIVE MAJOR NEW PRODUCTIONS MARK 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

OPERA NORTH ANNOUNCES JOURNEY BACK FROM LOCKDOWN

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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Opera North in 2020-2021 – livestreams and future plans

LIVESTREAMS ANNOUNCED AS OPERA NORTH RESCHEDULES PRODUCTIONS

The Seven Deadly Sins: livestream of Gary Clarke’s new production on Sat 21 November at Leeds Playhouse

Fidelio: livestream conducted by Mark Wigglesworth on Sat 12 December at Leeds Town Hall

Film of Whistle Stop Opera: Cinderella will be released online in December as an alternative to pantomime trips for families and schools

Spring 2021 tour of Parsifal postponed; replaced by highlights of Wagner’s Ring conducted by Richard Farnes using Jonathan Dove’s orchestrations

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Captivating Schubert from Iestyn Davies and Joseph Middleton in Leeds

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Leeds Lieder – Liszt, Brahms, Wolf, Schubert: Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Nardus Williams (soprano) Joseph Middleton (piano), Leeds Town Hall, Leeds (live stream), 31.10.2020. (CS)

Iestyn Davies (c) Chris Sorensen

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