Opera North takes to the streets

Published: 30 October 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber

La petite boheme animation Credit: Matthew Robins
La petite boheme animation Credit: Matthew Robins
As You are sound walk composer Abel Selaocoe Credit: Matt Davis

Opera North takes music off the stage and out into the streets of Leeds this November with two new commissions designed to be experienced in the open air.

As You Are: A Soundwalk for Leeds has been composed by South African cellist Abel Selaocoe and can be experienced on headphones during a walk through the city from 14 November.

La petite bohème, a new animated film of act III of Puccini’s opera, begins a northern tour in Leeds on 17 November, projected onto walls and buildings with Puccini’s score and Matthew Robins's animations.