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Alex Otterburn (Cascada), Máire Flavin (Hanna Glawari) and Alex Banfield (St Brioche) © Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North's energetic Merry Widow is more than a mere period piece

By , 29 September 2018
***11
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Jennifer Holloway Salome and Oliver Johnston (Narraboth) © Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North’s Salome is still enticingly outrageous today

By , 19 April 2018
****1
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Elizabeth Atherton (Donna Elvira) and John Savournin (Leporello) © Bill Cooper
Leeds

Funny blends with sinister: witty Don Giovanni revival at Opera North

By , 21 February 2018
****1
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Orla Boylan (Turandot) © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Magnificent Turandot in concert from Opera North

By , 28 April 2017
****1
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Ivan Inverardi (Michele) © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Brilliant Il tabarro and Suor Angelica complete Opera North's Puccini triptych

By , 01 October 2016
****1
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William Dazeley (Don Alfonso), Helen Sherman, Gavan Ring, Máire Flavin and Nicholas Watts © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

An intelligent and welcome revival of Così fan tutte at Opera North

By , 03 February 2016
****1
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Gavan Ring, Eric Roberts, Katie Bray, Nicholas Watts © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Opera North's supremely theatrical Barber of Seville

By , 07 October 2015
*****
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Helen Sherman (Cherubino) © Clive Barda
Leeds

Opera North's gleeful Marriage of Figaro is not to be missed

By , 24 January 2015
****1
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Kate Valentine (Mařenka) © Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North's sunny and life-affirming Bartered Bride

By , 29 October 2014
****1
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Lesley Garrett and Philip Rhodes in La voix humaine  ©  Tristram Kenton
Leeds

A brilliant pairing by Opera North: La Voix Humaine and Dido and Aeneas in Leeds

By , 14 February 2013
****1
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