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Vanessa Vince-Pang in The Rite of Spring © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Last Rites: Puccini meets Stravinsky in Leeds

By , 16 February 2019
****1
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Katie Bray (Varvara), Stephanie Corley (Katya) © Jane Hobson
Leeds

It's grim up North: a heartbreaking Katya Kabanova in Leeds

By , 02 February 2019
****1
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Samantha Hay (The Queen of the Night) © Alastair Muir
Leeds

A fetching, inventive Magic Flute – with a dark side – from Opera North

By , 19 January 2019
****1
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Quirijn de Lang (Lt Audebert), Richard Burkhard (Lt Horstmayer) and Timothy Nelson (Lt Gordon) © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

The futility of war: Opera North gives Kevin Puts’ Silent Night its UK première

By , 30 November 2018
*****
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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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Giselle Allen (Tosca) and Rafael Rojas (Cavaradossi) © Richard Hubert Smith
Leeds

A lovely, lurid Tosca from Opera North

By , 16 September 2018
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Joseph Shovelton (First Gunman), John Savournin (Second Gunman) © Tristram Kenton
London

Brush up your Shakespeare: Opera North's Kiss me Kate arrives in London

By , 20 June 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
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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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Rafael Rojas (Gustavo) and Adrienn Miksch (Amelia) © Clive Barda
Leeds

Murder on the dance floor: an underwhelming Ballo in maschera from Opera North

By , 03 February 2018
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Anne Sophie Duprels (Cio-Cio-San) © Richard Hubert Smith
Leeds

Opera North's Madama Butterfly is much more than a tear-jerker with a social conscience

By , 19 January 2018
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Wallis Giunta (Dinah) with Nicholas Butterfield, Fflur Wyn and Joseph Shovelton (The Trio) © Alastair Muir
Leeds

Destiny and South Sea escapes: Osud and Trouble in Tahiti from Opera North

By , 11 October 2017
***11
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Giselle Allen as Santuzza © Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North presents stark contrasts with Cavalleria rusticana and Trial by Jury

By , 27 September 2017
****1
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Peter Auty (Canio) and Elin Pritchard (Nedda) © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Opera North's Little Greats: jealousy, murder and childhood fantasy

By , 16 September 2017
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Roderick Williams (Billy Budd) © Sam Murray-Sutton
Snape

Opera North sails in to the Aldeburgh Festival with a buoyant revival of Billy Budd

By , 24 June 2017
*****
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Henry Waddington (Don Magnifico) and Quirijn de Lang (Dandini) © Alastair Muir
Leeds

Opera North's Cenerentola provides plenty of comedy and revels

By , 16 February 2017
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Katie Bray (Hansel) and Fflur Wyn (Gretel) © Robert Workman
Leeds

A real feast: Opera North's witty and perceptive Hansel and Gretel

By , 02 February 2017
****1
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Aoife Miskelly (Snegurochka) © Richard Hubert Smith
Leeds

Snowflakes and sunflowers: rare Rimsky-Korsakov opera revived by Opera North

By , 21 January 2017
***11
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Mati Turi (Siegfried) © Clive Barda
London

Full immersion, total immolation: Götterdämmerung crowns Opera North's magnificent Ring

By , 03 July 2016
*****
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Lars Cleveman (Siegfried) © Clive Barda
London

Dragonslayer: Siegfried battles valiantly in Opera North's Ring

By , 01 July 2016
***11
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Kelly Cae Hogan (Brünnhilde) and Robert Hayward (Wotan) © Clive Barda
London

Disobedient daughter, outraged wife: Wotan's woes mount in Opera North's Die Walküre

By , 29 June 2016
****1
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Michael Druiett (Wotan), Jo Pohlheim (Alberich) and Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Loge) © Clive Barda
London

Dipping a toe into the Rhine: Wagner therapy from Opera North

By , 28 June 2016
****1
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Orchestra of Opera North © Tom Arber
Leeds

Creative spirits in Leeds: Orchestra of Opera North's Mahler 8

By , 04 June 2016
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Richard Farnes © Opera North
Leeds

Richard Farnes conducts a triumphant Mahler’s First Symphony in Leeds

By , 05 December 2015
****1
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Béla Perencz (The Dutchman) © Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North's exciting Der fliegende Holländer at Leeds Town Hall

By , 27 June 2015
****1
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Leeds

Of Parisian taxis and fairy tales: The Orchestra of Opera North at Leeds Town Hall

By , 11 April 2015
***11
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Leeds

Opera North's sonorous Sibelius overshadows a lighter Mozart Requiem

By , 26 October 2014
***11
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Leeds

La Traviata at the Grand Theatre, Leeds

By , 20 September 2014
****1
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Leeds

From Paris With Love at the Grand Theatre, Leeds

By , 14 February 2014
***11
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Huddersfield

Wagner, Verdi and sorrowful Stanford with the Huddersfield Choral Society

By , 12 April 2013
***11
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Leeds

A new production of Clemenza di Tito from John Fulljames and Opera North

By , 31 January 2013
****1
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Leeds

New production of Verdi's Otello from Opera North

By , 16 January 2013
***11
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Leeds

The Orchestra of Opera North sounds fresh and new in Leeds University's Great Hall

By , 19 December 2012
****1
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Leeds

Opera North: Die Walküre

By , 16 June 2012
***11
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Huddersfield

Huddersfield Choral Society: Fauré, Gounod and Duruflé

By , 30 March 2012
****1
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Leeds

DARE Composers' Forum in Leeds

By , 08 December 2011
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Newcastle upon Tyne

Opera North's dazzling Queen of Spades is full of Russian passion

By , 11 November 2011
****1
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Leeds

Opera North's revival of Ruddigore is a visual treat

By , 30 September 2011
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Leeds

Daniele Rustioni conducts Opera North's revival of Madama Butterfly

By , 24 September 2011
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Leeds

Opera North's 'Fidelio'- A Focus on Freedom

By , 16 April 2011
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