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

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LeedsStreet SceneNew production

Robert Hayward (Frank Maurrant) © Clive Barda
Weill: Street Scene
James Holmes; Matthew Eberhardt; Opera North; Francis O'Connor; Robert Hayward; Giselle Allen

LeedsThe Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Antony Hermus; Jo Davies; Opera North; Leslie Travers; Gabrielle Dalton; Quirijn de Lang; Máire Flavin

LeedsTara Erraught & Joseph Middleton

Tara Erraught & Joseph Middleton
Brahms, Mahler
Tara Erraught; Joseph Middleton

LeedsThe Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw
Britten: The Turn of the Screw
Leo McFall; Alessandro Talevi; Opera North; Madeleine Boyd; Nicholas Watts

LeedsLeeds Lieder Festival | Festival Masterclass I with Dame Felicity Lott

Leeds Lieder Festival | Festival Masterclass I with Dame Felicity Lott

Leeds10th Festival Opening Gala – A Leeds Lieder Acrostic

10th Festival Opening Gala – A Leeds Lieder Acrostic
Schubert, Purcell, Grainger, Bauld, Quilter, Tippett, Horowitz, Dankworth, Smith, Brahms, Schumann, Fauré, Ives, Strauss R., Grieg, Rosenthal, Vaughan Williams
Sir Thomas Allen; Siobhan Stagg; Ema Nikolovska; James Gilchrist
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Opera North's Street Scene brings Golden Age Broadway to Leeds

Robert Hayward (Frank Maurrant) © Clive Barda
Opera North brings Kurt Weill's “Broadway opera” Street Scene to the Leeds Grand Theatre in a thrilling production directed by Matthew Eberhardt and conducted by James Holmes.
****1
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Northern Ballet at 50: a gala celebration in Leeds

© Guy Farrow
Northern Ballet reaches its half-century with a gala at Leeds Grand Theatre featuring highlights from its "greatest hits".
***11
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Another sparkling revival of La bohème by Opera North

Eleazar Rodriguez (Rodolfo) and Lauren Fagan (Mimì) © Richard Hubert Smith
Michael Barker-Craven directs and Renato Balsadonna conducts this successful revival of Puccini's La bohème in Opera North's production at Leeds Grand Theatre.
****1
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Opera North's inventive Giulio Cesare a stirring tribute to Handel

Lucie Chartin (Cleopatra) and Maria Sanner (Giulio Cesare) © Alastair Muir
In 1724, Handel's Giulio Cesare was a vehicle for star singers Senesino and Francesca Cuzzoni. Maria Sanner and Lucie Chartin step into their shoes with great success for this Opera North revival. 
****1
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Martinů's The Greek Passion: an opera for our times

Nicky Spence (Manolios) © Tristram Kenton
At a time when the “relevance” is bandied around all too frequently in relation to opera, Martinů's really does deserve that tag. 
****1
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A radical approach to an operatic warhorse by Opera North

Alexandra Zabala as Aida and Eric Greene as Amonasro © Clive Barda
Opera North's Aida, directed by Annabel Arden and conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong in Leeds Town Hall, is a welcome radical interpretation in the spirit of the times. 
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