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

December 7, 2011

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

Meet the Musicians: The Gambler

November 17, 2011

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Meet the musicians that will help transport the audience from the Howard Assembly Room to Dostoevsky’s Casino for a sold out performance of The Gambler this evening. The evening will include chamber music by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. DANNY DRIVER – PIANO Following his concerto debut at the 2011 BBC Proms, Danny Driver will perform both Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto […]

Stick or twist: production assistant Aaron Marsden on transforming the Howard Assembly Room into a casino

November 14, 2011

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The concept behind The Gambler, taking place on Thursday 17 November, is to turn the Howard Assembly Room into a 19th century Russian casino for the evening, to host a performance of music and acting based on Dostoyevsky’s book by the same name. The beauty of this idea is that the audience will be sat in […]

The Howard Assembly Room becomes an enchanted forest of screens for Light Night 2011

October 10, 2011

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Friday 7 October was Leeds’ annual Light Night festival, and the Howard Assembly Room opened its doors for a free five hour performance installation: O Let Me Weep. Featuring mezzo soprano Claire Bradshaw, guitarist Craig Ogden and oboist Hazel Cropper, Opera North Projects and Lightmap transformed the Howard Assembly Room into an enchanted forest of screens. […]

Blogger John Toolan celebrates art in unusual places with Opera North at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

October 3, 2011

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On an unseasonably warm Saturday evening, as the sun was fading and the magnificent sculptures of Jaume Plensa were coming to light, the Opera North’s programme of seasonal concerts at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield continued with their autumn offering.

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

September 2, 2011

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

Projects Director Dominic Gray looks forward to Autumn in the HAR

August 11, 2011

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There’s so much happening in the Howard Assembly Room this Autumn, it makes it hard to know what to pick out. We’re always looking to connect with each opera season, so our focus on Russia might be the best jumping off point. While Neil Bartlett directs Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades on the Opera North mainstage, over […]