US opera to be premiered in Leedsmain
Opera North has announced its season.
The only surprise is the UK premiere of Kevin Puts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night, based on the story of the 1914 Christmas truce.
A new production of Tosca, directed by Edward Dick, touring alongside a revival of The Merry Widow
A new production of The Magic Flute, directed by West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining
Three works composed in the years around the First World War: a revival of Katya Kabanova, and a double-bill of Puccini’s short comic opera Gianni Schicchi paired with Stravinsky’s iconic ballet, The Rite of Spring, in partnership with Phoenix Dance Theatre
Concert staging of Aida at Leeds Town Hall, touring to major concert venues throughout the country
UK premiere of Kevin Puts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night, based on the true story of the 1914 Christmas truce, at Leeds Town Hall
Not Such Quiet Girls, a new commission focusing on the experiences of women during WWI, written by Jessica Walker with musical arrangement by Joseph Atkins and co-produced with West Yorkshire Playhouse.