Skip to main content Skip to site map (in footer)

Opera North *

Opera North is a national large-scale opera company based in Leeds, touring mainly in the North and Midlands but also nationally and internationally. Our investment supports both its core activities and forthcoming move into a new opera centre within the Leeds Grand Theatre capital development.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £9,574,010
  • 2013-2014: £9,822,545
  • 2014-2015: £10,092,692

Video feed

The Lullaby Project: Emma Kirkby

Renaissance carol 'Sweet was the song the virgin sang' performed by Dame Emma Kirkby & Jakob Lindberg.

The Lullaby Project: Tord Gustavsen

Traditional Scandinavian lullaby 'Byssan Lull' performed by Tord Gustavsen.

George Gershwin’s ‘I Got Rhythm’ performed by In Harmony Opera North Choirs and Orchestras

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/education/in-harmony In Harmony Opera North Choirs and Orchestras perform George Gershwin’s ‘I Got Rhythm’ at the Leeds Town Hall on Wednesday 9 July 2014 alongside the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North and City of Leeds Youth Orchestra. Conducted by Richard Farnes. In Harmony Opera North allows all 370 children at Windmill Primary School to learn to play an instrument, learn to sing, and have weekly choral and orchestral experiences.

In Harmony Opera North ‘I Got Rhythm’ in concert with the Orchestra & Chorus of Opera North

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/education/in-harmony In Harmony Opera North ‘I Got Rhythm’ in concert with the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North and City of Leeds Youth Orchestra at the Leeds Town Hall Wednesday 9 July 2014. In Harmony Opera North allows all 370 children at Windmill Primary School to learn to play an instrument, learn to sing, and have weekly choral and orchestral experiences.

Show 21 more videos

In Harmony Opera North: 'I Got Rhythm'

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/education/in-harmony In Harmony Opera North ‘I Got Rhythm’ in concert with the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North and City of Leeds Youth Orchestra at the Leeds Town Hall Wednesday 9 July 2014. In Harmony Opera North allows all 370 children at Windmill Primary School to learn to play an instrument, learn to sing, and have weekly choral and orchestral experiences.

In Harmony Opera North: Why the Children Walk a Little Taller

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/education/in-harmony Sally Egan Vocal Director for In Harmony Opera North tells us why the In Harmony Opera North children from Windmill Primary School are walking a little taller. In Harmony Opera North ‘I Got Rhythm’ in concert with the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North and City of Leeds Youth Orchestra at the Leeds Town Hall Wednesday 9 July 2014. In Harmony Opera North is part of a national programme across England, based on the hugely successful Venezuelan El Sistema. Opera North’s project allows all 370 children at Windmill Primary School to learn to play an instrument, learn to sing, and have weekly choral and orchestral experiences.

In Harmony Opera North: How the Children Have Progressed

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/education/in-harmony Matt Beckingham, Head of Music for In Harmony, tells us how the children have progressed since starting the In Harmony project over a year ago. In Harmony Opera North ‘I Got Rhythm’ in concert with the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North and City of Leeds Youth Orchestra at the Leeds Town Hall Wednesday 9 July 2014. In Harmony Opera North allows all 370 children at Windmill Primary School to learn to play an instrument, learn to sing, and have weekly choral and orchestral experiences.

‘Mambo’ from West Side Story performed by In Harmony Opera North

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/education/in-harmony In Harmony Opera North Choirs and Orchestras perform Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Mambo’ from the musical West Side Story at the Leeds Town Hall Wednesday 9 July 2014 alongside the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North and City of Leeds Youth Orchestra. Conducted by Richard Farnes. In Harmony Opera North allows all 370 children at Windmill Primary School to learn to play an instrument, learn to sing, and have weekly choral and orchestral experiences.

In Harmony Opera North: Why I Enjoy Playing the Viola

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/education/in-harmony Viola player Lennon, from Windmill Primary School in Leeds tells us why he enjoys being part of In Harmony Opera North. In Harmony Opera North ‘I Got Rhythm’ in concert with the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North and City of Leeds Youth Orchestra at the Leeds Town Hall Wednesday 9 July 2014. In Harmony Opera North allows all 370 children at Windmill Primary School to learn to play an instrument, learn to sing, and have weekly choral and orchestral experiences.

In Harmony Opera North: Why I love Singing in the Chamber Choir

Double Bass player Keziah, from Windmill Primary School in Leeds tells us why her favourite thing is singing in the In Harmony Chamber Choir. In Harmony Opera North ‘I Got Rhythm’ in concert with the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North and City of Leeds Youth Orchestra at the Leeds Town Hall Wednesday 9 July 2014. In Harmony Opera North is part of a national programme across England, based on the hugely successful Venezuelan El Sistema. Opera North’s project allows all 370 children at Windmill Primary School to learn to play an instrument, learn to sing, and have weekly choral and orchestral experiences.

Behind the scenes | The Bartered Bride | Episode 2: Esmeralda

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/the-bartered-bride Kate Valentine, who plays the lead role of Mařenka in The Bartered Bride takes us behind the scenes of the production in her video podcast series 'Furtive Figaro'. In this second episode, we meet Jennifer France, who is performing the role of Esmeralda. What’s remarkable about Jennifer is the incredible physical performing skills she brings to the piece alongside her wonderful singing. Kate gets the chance to speak to her about what exactly goes into preparing for a role where you’re asked to sing whilst ‘en pointe’. Opera North’s production of The Bartered Bride opened on Saturday 18th October at Leeds Grand Theatre. The tour continues to Newcastle, Salford Quays and Nottingham during October and November 2014.

The Bartered Bride | Your reaction

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/the-bartered-bride

Behind the scenes | The Bartered Bride | Episode 1: Vasek

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/the-bartered-bride Kate Valentine, who plays the lead role of Mařenka in The Bartered Bride takes us behind the scenes of the production in her video podcast series 'Furtive Figaro'. In this first episode Kate looks at the stammering, shy character of Vašek, played by Nicholas Watts. Along with her colleagues Anthony Kraus and Daniel Slater, Kate also looks at the vocal, musical and directorial challenges of taking Smetana’s richly realised character to the stage. The Bartered Bride opens at Leeds Grand Theatre on Sat 18 October. The tour continues to Newcastle, Salford Quays and Nottingham during October and November 2014. This episode was produced in memory of Kate's Grandfather, Norman Rankin Valentine. Norman suffered from a stammer and a child and used music and singing to help him manage his condition. Find out more at http://www.katevalentine.com/we-sang-to-speak/

The Bartered Bride: Circus Trailer

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/the-bartered-bride The circus comes to town in Opera North's production of The Bartered Bride, which opens at Leeds Grand Theatre on Sat 18 October. The tour continues to Newcastle, Salford Quays and Nottingham during October and November 2014.

The Coronation of Poppea: Your reaction

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/l-incoronazione-di-poppea Your thoughts and reactions to Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea by Opera North. Catch it on tour during October - November 2014

Light Night at the Howard Assembly Room 2014

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/light-night-i-am-yours-yours-am-i Fri 3 - Sat 4 October 2014 #artinthedark

La traviata: official trailer

See Opera North's 'sensational' (The Guardian) new production of La traviata. Find out more at http://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/la-traviata

La traviata: your reaction

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/la-traviata Your thoughts and reactions to Verdi's La traviata by Opera North. Catch it on tour during September 2014 - March 2015

The Lullaby Project: Thula Baba by Opera North Children's Chorus

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/projects/lullaby-project Opera North Children's Choir perform one of two lullabies, Thula Baba. Soothing, bitter or even bawdy, there's much more to the lullaby than sending a child to sleep. This online collection of lullabies, is a tribute to the wonderful performers appearing at the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds. Press play and prepare to drift away...

The Lullaby Project: Evening Prayer by Opera North Children's Chorus

Opera North Children's Choir perform one of two lullabies, Evening Prayer. Soothing, bitter or even bawdy, there's much more to the lullaby than sending a child to sleep. This online collection of lullabies, is a tribute to the wonderful performers appearing at the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds. Press play and prepare to drift away...

La traviata: Director, Alessandro Talevi talks to us during rehearsals at Opera North

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/la-traviata INTERVIEW: We caught up with La traviata Director, Alessandro Talevi, during September 2014 rehearsals at Opera North.

The Coronation of Poppea Director,Tim Albery talks to us during rehearsals at Opera North

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/l-incoronazione-di-poppea Based loosely on actual events in 1st-century AD Rome, The Coronation of Poppea charts the consuming erotic obsession of the Emperor Nero for the beautiful Poppea Sabina. Ruthlessly sweeping aside anyone who stands in the way of their union -- including Nero's wife Octavia and the poet and philosopher Seneca -- Nero and Poppea triumph over all their opponents and rejoice in one of the most sexually-charged love duets ever written.

The Bartered Bride: Smetana's irresistible village comedy returns

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/the-bartered-bride An instant hit with critics and audiences, this charming production of Smetana's irresistible village comedy returns as part of Opera North's 14/15 season.

Introduction Kirklees Concert Season 2014/15

Invitation to dream: David Greed, Leader of the Orchestra of Opera North introduces the Kirklees Concert Season 2014/15

Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods) - the making of

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/gotterdammerung Opera North's four-year traversal of Der Ring des Nibelungen reaches the cycle's overwhelming conclusion.

Arts Council England is not responsible for the social media content on this organisation's page

Contact details

www.operanorth.co.uk

Leeds Grand Theatre, 46
New Briggate
Leeds
LS1 6NU

53.799629, -1.53969

  • 53.799629 -1.53969

View all National portfolio organisation and Major partner museums on our interactive map

Seen something out of date?
Tell us enquiries@artscouncil.org.uk