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Opera North

With only a month to go before 2019, the centenary of the 1918 Armistice is marked in operatic form with this widely travelled production...

Opera North is to receive nearly £500,000 towards its multimillion-pound expansion plans, as part of Arts Council England's small capital grants programme. The Leeds opera...

Opera North has launched a bid to raise more than £5 million to deliver a major expansion project at its home in Leeds. The opera...

One of the most popular of all operettas, The Merry Widow follows the attempts of Baron Zeta, the Pontevedrian ambassador in Paris, to secure...

Puccini’s Tosca is generally agreed to be the pre-eminent operatic thriller, but rarely does it pack such a sequence of visceral punches as it...

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...
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