At the Boar's Head (all designs by Jonathan Whittingham)


The Wandering Scholar

Full Schedule

Leeds Opera Festival 2021

23 to 30 August

4* The Stage

4* Bachtrack

4* Opera Now

4* Review's Hub

Our 2021 Leeds Opera Festival celebrates the operas of the English composer Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934).

Best known for The Planets orchestral suite, Holst also composed a varied collection of operas, choral works, and ballets.

The Festival includes

- a double-bill of At the Boar's Head and Savitri, performed at Morley Town Hall. Directed by Emma Black and conducted by Lewis Gaston

- a tour of The Wandering Scholar to community venues across Leeds and local areas. Directed by Jim Osman and conducted by David Ward

- performances of a new music theatre piece by Sarah Sayeed and Jaspreet Kaur, written in response to Savitri

- a free series of talks, discussions, workshops and events, including a live recording of our Operacast podcast, and a music making session for young children and families with Made with Music


Garfield Weston Foundation

Wade's Charity

Postlethwaite Music Foundation

Holst Society

Scops Arts Trust

One anonymous funder