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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Leeds, United Kingdom

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LeedsSir Thomas Allen: Ancient and Modern

© Sussie Ahlburg
Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Wolf, Duparc, Ives, Warlock
Sir Thomas Allen; Joseph Middleton

LeedsSilent NightUK Première

Silent Night
Puts: Silent Night
Nicholas Kok; Tim Albery; Opera North; Hannah Clark; Máire Flavin; Alan Banfield

LeedsDie Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)New production

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Robert Howarth; James Brining; Opera North; Colin Richmond; Kang Wang; Noluvuyiso Mpofu

LeedsKáťa Kabanová

Káťa Kabanová
Janáček: Káťa Kabanová
Sian Edwards; Tim Albery; Opera North; Hildegard Bechtler; Rebecca de Pont Davies; Christopher Turner

LeedsYury Revich performs Mendelssohn

Yury Revich performs Mendelssohn
Schumann, Mendelssohn, Dvořák
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Duncan Ward; Yury Revich

LeedsThe Rite of Spring / Gianni Schicchi

The Rite of Spring / Gianni Schicchi
Puccini, Stravinsky
Garry Walker; Christopher Alden; Opera North; Charles Edwards; Doey Lüthi; Richard Burkhard; Tereza Gevorgyan
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Opera North's energetic Merry Widow

Alex Otterburn (Cascada), Máire Flavin (Hanna Glawari) and Alex Banfield (St Brioche) © Robert Workman
Giles Havergal directs and Martin André conducts an energetic production of Franz Léhar's The Merry Widow at the Grand Theatre, Leeds.
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A lovely, lurid Tosca from Opera North

Giselle Allen (Tosca) and Rafael Rojas (Cavaradossi) © Richard Hubert Smith
Edward Dick directs a Tosca full of contemporary references with Opera North at Leeds Grand Theatre, Puccini's score conducted by Antony Hermus.
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Opera North’s Salome is still enticingly outrageous today

Jennifer Holloway Salome and Oliver Johnston (Narraboth) © Robert Workman
Opera North's Salome, conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong at Leeds Town Hall, caught the seductive frenzy of the opera.
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Funny blends with sinister: witty Don Giovanni revival

Elizabeth Atherton (Donna Elvira) and John Savournin (Leporello) © Bill Cooper
Alessandro Talevi's production of Don Giovanni, conducted by Christoph Altstaedt, receives a welcome revival at the Grand Theatre, Leeds. 
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Murder on the dance floor: an underwhelming Ballo

Rafael Rojas (Gustavo) and Adrienn Miksch (Amelia) © Clive Barda
If you had received an invitation to a masked ball at which there turned out to be no masks and no dancing, it's understandable you'd feel disappointed. 
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More than a tear-jerker with a social conscience

Anne Sophie Duprels (Cio-Cio-San) © Richard Hubert Smith
A convincing revival for Opera North's Madama Butterfly at Leeds Grand Theatre directed by Tim Albery and conducted by Martin Pickard.
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