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

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LeedsKatya Kabanova

Katie Bray (Varvara), Stephanie Corley (Katya) © Jane Hobson
Janáček: Katya Kabanova
Sian Edwards; Tim Albery; Opera North; Hildegard Bechtler; Stephanie Corley; Heather Shipp

LeedsDie Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)New production

Samantha Hay (The Queen of the Night) © Alastair Muir
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Robert Howarth; James Brining; Opera North; Colin Richmond; Kang Wang; Vuvu Mpofu

LeedsThe Rite of Spring / Gianni Schicchi

Vanessa Vince-Pang in The Rite of Spring © Tristram Kenton
Puccini, Stravinsky
Garry Walker; Christopher Alden; Opera North; Charles Edwards; Doey Lüthi; Richard Burkhard; Tereza Gevorgyan

LeedsRoderick Williams and Joseph Middleton

© Benjamin Ealovega
Schubert: Schwanengesang D.957
Roderick Williams; Joseph Middleton

LeedsBy Day or Night

By Day or Night
Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Wolf, Sullivan
William Thomas; Michael Pandya

LeedsAn invitation to travel

© Felix Brode
Ravel, Debussy, Strauss R., Obradors, Falla, Gershwin
Fatma Said; Joseph Middleton
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Last Rites: Puccini meets Stravinsky in Leeds

Vanessa Vince-Pang in The Rite of Spring © Tristram Kenton
A daring double bill from Opera North and Phoenix Dance Theatre pairs Jeanguy Saintus' new choreography for The Rite of Spring with a revival of Christopher Alden's production of Gianni Schicchi
****1
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It's grim up North: a heartbreaking Katya Kabanova in Leeds

Katie Bray (Varvara), Stephanie Corley (Katya) © Jane Hobson
Tim Albery's production for Opera North is well sung and superbly acted, involving us deeply in Janáček's tragic family drama.
****1
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A fetching, inventive Magic Flute – with a dark side

Samantha Hay (The Queen of the Night) © Alastair Muir
Sinister aspects are stressed in Mozart's The Magic Flute at Leeds Grand Theatre directed by James Brining and conducted by Robert Howarth.
****1
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Kevin Puts’ Silent Night given its UK première

Quirijn de Lang (Lt Audebert), Richard Burkhard (Lt Horstmayer) and Timothy Nelson (Lt Gordon) © Tristram Kenton
Opera North's triumphant UK première production of Silent Night by Kevin Puts is directed at Leeds Town Hall by Tim Albery and conducted by Nicholas Kok.
*****
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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.
***11
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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.
****1
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