Opera North's new season

Published: 30 March 2023
Reporter: David Upton

The Pearl Fishers

Opera North brings a new production of Bizet's The Pearl Fishers to the stage at Leeds Grand Theatre before touring a concert performance to concert halls across the north.

The season also includes a contemporary dance staging of Mozart's Requiem paired with After Tears, a new commission by South African composer Neo Muyanga.

Collaboration lies at the heart of the season which sees the company working with both regional and international partners, including Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre, South Asian Arts-uk, and The University of Leeds, and South African partners Jazzart Dance Theatre and Cape Town Opera.

Supporting events and activity in the season inspired by Requiem will include participatory workshops. Meanwhile, a series of events and an exhibition in partnership with The University of Leeds will run alongside The Pearl Fishers to explore the challenges around representation and authenticity.

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