Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2011«

A frenzy of festivals as the summer season approaches

June 30, 2011


With the summer festival season now well underway, Opera North staff share some festival memories. Whether you’re a fan of Glyndebourne or Grimebourn, classical, folk or pop, comedy or real ale, let us know which festival, fiesta, carnival or gala you are looking forward to this year, ahead of Opera North’s performances at events including […]

All dressed up: the Chorus of Opera North practise their poses

June 29, 2011


Fresh from their concert performance in the Howard Assembly Room last weekend, the Chorus of Opera North took part in a photo shoot before they all headed off on a much deserved summer break. The photo shoot took place in a rehearsal studio at Opera North. Have a look at the behind the scenes images below to […]

Little Voices fill the Howard Assembly Room

June 23, 2011


"Even my singing doesn't seem to put him off:" new mum Rebecca Willett and baby Max take part in a Little Voices workshop in the Howard Assembly Room.

The Cross in the Mountains: Chorus member Gillene Herbert relishes the dark side while waiting for some sun

June 21, 2011


Would someone mind telling whoever is in charge of the Leeds weather that it is in fact June?! I know it should be hotter than this, as Saturday marks the Chorus of Opera North’s final performance of the season before the summer break. But before I leave town clutching my suncream, here’s a little insight […]

An open operatic masterclass – just one of the distinctive events in the Howard Assembly Room

June 20, 2011


Soprano Giselle Allen, currently singing the role of Freia, in Opera North’s production of Wagner’s Das Rheingold, recently took part in a masterclass with Dame Anne Evans, one of Britain’s leading Wagnerian singers. The event, which took place in the Howard Assembly Room, was a unique opportunity for a public audience to see inside the rehearsal […]

Education Officer, Jo Bedford can already hear the patter of exploring feet on the Howard Assembly Room floor ahead of Little Voices

June 15, 2011


Little Voices is a really exciting new endeavour for Opera North, a new weekly session for young children – I can almost hear the squeak of buggy wheels, squeals of excitement and patter of exploring feet on the polished Howard Assembly Room floor as I write this… Those aged 0-90 (or possibly older!) will wheel, […]

The Passion of Joan of Arc

June 10, 2011


View photography from this very special event, where silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc was accompanied live by the Orchestra of Opera North