Browsing All Posts filed under »Behind the Scenes«

A Ghost Story for Christmas: Laura Caldow talks creeping her fellow cast members out in the spookiest Christmas show around

December 7, 2011


Today is the first day of rehearsals proper. My head is full of words and ghosts and…..things.

‘O Let Me Weep:’ experience opera up close and personal on Light Night

September 2, 2011


Projects Manager Jo Nockels explains what to expect from Opera North for Leeds Light Night 2011:

What makes a woman in trousers so appealing? Jessica Walker reveals all

July 21, 2011


Mezzo soprano Jessica Walkers speaks to Frome TV about The Girl I Left Behind Me.

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 […]

The journey begins for Opera North’s epic Ring Cycle

May 17, 2011


The Howard Assembly Room has been overflowing with sound this week as rehearsals started for Opera North’s first ever full Ring Cycle. An augmented orchestra of 90 musicians, complete with musical anvils and Wagner tubas were led by Music Director Richard Farnes in the first rehearsal for the four year project. Wagner’s epic cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen begins […]

Incredible Edibles

May 5, 2011


Opera North helps Leeds Kirkgate Market project its voice

Projects Manager Jo Nockels on working with rising star Mara Carlyle

April 26, 2011


Her voice mixes birdsong-esque clarity and warmth, with something earthier...