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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

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.

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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.

Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods) - trailer

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

Inside Opera: Family Talk

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/news/seven-uk-opera-companies-join-forces-for-unique-online-broadcast-inside-opera-live

The Lullaby Project: René Marie

Electrifying vocalist, Rene Marie performs her lullaby 'Two Little Boys' as part of our ongoing Lullaby Project.

Inside Opera: Interview with the Artistic Directors of the UK's opera companies

Seven of the UK's opera companies joined forces on Sat 10 May 2014 to produce Inside Opera: Live, a unique online event offering unprecedented behind the scenes access and insight into the opera being created and performed in theatres across the country. Read more... http://www.operanorth.co.uk/news/seven-uk-opera-companies-join-forces-for-unique-online-broadcast-inside-opera-live

Inside Opera: Interview with Sky Ingram and Duncan Rock from La Boheme

Interview with Sky Ingram and Duncan rock who play Mussetta and Marcelo in Opera North's La Boheme. Seven of the UK's opera companies joined forces on Sat 10 May 2014 to produce Inside Opera: Live, a unique online event offering unprecedented behind the scenes access and insight into the opera being created and performed in theatres across the country. Read more... http://www.operanorth.co.uk/news/seven-uk-opera-companies-join-forces-for-unique-online-broadcast-inside-opera-live

Inside Opera: Interview with Opera North's General Director Richard Mantle

Seven of the UK's opera companies joined forces on Sat 10 May 2014 to produce Inside Opera: Live, a unique online event offering unprecedented behind the scenes access and insight into the opera being created and performed in theatres across the country. Read more... http://www.operanorth.co.uk/news/seven-uk-opera-companies-join-forces-for-unique-online-broadcast-inside-opera-live

Inside Opera: Live - Staging Opera North's La Boheme

See behind-the-scenes of Opera North's revival of La Bohème in this film following the cast throughout rehearsals from studio to stage. This film was first broadcast as part of Inside Opera: Live, a unique event on Saturday 10 May 2014, streamed live from the Grand Theatre in Leeds, home to Opera North. A collaboration between seven UK opera companies, Inside Opera: Live discovered the passion, intensity and drama that makes opera such a powerful art form and featured interviews, performance and exclusive films. Find more from Inside Opera: Live on these channels: English National Opera www.youtube.com/englishnationalopera Opera North www.youtube.com/seemoreopera Scottish Opera www.youtube.com/scottishopera NI Opera www.youtube.com/NIopera Welsh National Opera www.youtube.com/welshnationalopera English Touring Opera www.youtube.com/englishtouringopera The Royal Opera www.youtube.com/royaloperahouse

La Boheme: Your reaction

See what audiences thought about our production of Puccini's La Boheme.

Inside Opera: LIVE

Join seven UK opera companies for a unique live event on Saturday 10 May. From Glasgow to Truro, Armagh to Norwich, there is opera right on your doorstep. What's the best first-time opera to see? What does it take to stage it? Live from our home at the Grand Theatre in Leeds, join us to discover the passion, intensity and drama that makes opera such a powerful art form. Featuring interviews, performance and exclusive films throughout the afternoon -- prepare to be immersed in the wonderful world of opera. English National Opera www.youtube.com/englishnationalopera Royal Opera House https://www.youtube.com/RoyalOperaHouse Scottish Opera www.youtube.com/scottishopera NI Opera www.youtube.com/NIopera Welsh National Opera www.youtube.com/welshnationalopera English Touring Opera www.youtube.com/englishtouringopera

Kirklees Concert Season: Richard Farnes interview

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/orchestra-of-opera-north-heavenly-sounds Conductor, Richard Farnes discusses Mahler's Symphony No. 4

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