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Opera North

Expansion plans for Opera North's Leeds home, which will see the company increase its performance programme and install an education centre, will go ahead,...

Cole Porter’s 1948 musical is one of those shows with backstory and baggage. Supposedly based on wife and husband acting duo Lynn Fontanne and Alfred...

After 55 years as an actor I have, somewhat belatedly, embarked upon my first musical. I have done decades of ‘straight’ theatre, from rep...

UPDATE: Since this story was published Leeds City Council's executive board has supported the plans and Opera North will now seek planning permission for...

Puccini's meltingly beautiful and bracing score for Madama Butterfly has acquired a new bitterness after the last few months of #MeToo revelations. There is...

Opera North’s Little Greats season is unusual in that one can pick and choose from different pairings of six short operas in the festival,...

This pairing of Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana in Opera North’s Little Greats season is traditional – though not in this order. Deemed the more...

Back in 2004, Opera North enjoyed artistic success with Eight Little Greats, a season made up of one-act pieces played in various permutations. This...

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child were among the winners at this year’s South Bank Sky Arts Awards. Harry Potter and...
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