Opera North

Opera North is a national opera company based in Leeds, and is a leading UK arts organisation. Rooted in the North of England, international in outlook, we create extraordinary experiences, every day. Our award-winning work tours to theatre stages and concert halls throughout the North and beyond, including to London and major international festivals, and we curate an eclectic artistic programme of gigs, concerts, spoken word and film in the Howard Assembly Room. Opera North believes opera and music is for everyone, and champions diversity in artists, repertoire and audiences. Our aim is to make bold, innovative, ambitious work and share it in new ways; continually revitalising our approach to opera and musical theatre. We work in partnership with a wide range of artists and arts companies, and commission new work from new operas to film scores and sound installations. Opera North Education connects with communities and inspires each generation, aiming to enhance the health and well-being of people in the communities where we work through arts participation and performance. Last year, more than 19,000 children, young people and adults participated in education programmes, from schools’ matinee performances to creative workshops. Creativity is important throughout the Company, from the versatility and artistry of our Chorus and Orchestra, to our highly skilled team of technical, production and management staff. Opera North is also a sector leader in developing partnerships between the arts and Higher Education. The work of Opera North is made possible by direct support from Arts Council England and Leeds City Council, sponsorship from the private sector, the Friends of Opera North, the Opera North Future Fund and the box office income from its audiences. The Company is grateful to the many business sponsors, charitable trusts and individuals who together assist Opera North to continue to mount its award-winning programmes.

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Opera North
Leeds Grand Theatre
46 New Briggate
West Yorkshire







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