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LeedsSalome

Jennifer Holloway Salome and Oliver Johnston (Narraboth) © Robert Workman
Strauss R.: Salome
Sir Richard Armstrong; Opera North; Jennifer Holloway; Katarina Karnéus; Robert Hayward; Arnold Bezuyen

LeedsToscaNew production

Puccini: Tosca
Antony Hermus; Edward Dick; Opera North; Tom Scutt; Fotini Dimou; Giselle Allen; Susannah Glanville

LeedsDie Lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)

Lehár: Die Lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
Martin André; Giles Havergal; Opera North; Leslie Travers; Geoffrey Dolton; Quirijn de Lang

LeedsSilent NightUK Première

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

LeedsDie Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)New production

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

LeedsKáťa Kabanová

Janáček: Káťa Kabanová
Sian Edwards; Tim Albery; Opera North; Hildegard Bechtler; Rebecca de Pont Davies; Christopher Turner
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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.
****1
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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. 
****1
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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. 
**111
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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.
****1
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Destiny and South Sea escapes from Opera North

Wallis Giunta (Dinah) with Nicholas Butterfield, Fflur Wyn and Joseph Shovelton (The Trio) © Alastair Muir
Two thematically linked, but contrasting short operas are the final component of Opera North's Little Greats season at the Leeds Grand Theatre.
***11
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Messiaen's Song of Love in Leeds

Kirill Karabits © Denis Manokha
Chances to hear Messiaen's epic Turangalîla-Symphonie are few and far between and should be grasped accordingly.
***11
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