About

Northern Opera Group performs rare and wonderful operas in imaginative ways.


We enable artists and audiences to experience works and composers that they would otherwise likely never have opportunity to enjoy.


We programme a range of both professional and community productions, with our annual Leeds Opera Festival the highlight of our programming.


Previous productions include Alfred (2017), The Original Chinese Conjuror (2018) and Much Ado About Nothing (2019).


Northern Opera Group won 'Best Opera' at the Classical Music Digital Awards 2020.


We are committed to helping to create a more representative and diverse opera sector, and ensuring that people of all backgrounds and experiences can engage as artists, audience members and participants.


We are certified Carbon Literate by the Carbon Literacy Project, and a signatory of Music Declares.


"The world's first carbon literate opera company" (Carbon Literacy Project)



Savitri (2021), Meeta Raval and Kamil Bien (credit Ant Robling)


Thomas and Sally (2020), Naomi Rogers (credit Louise Garner)

Artistic Director | David Ward

General Manager | Louise Garner


Trustees | Mark Skipper DL (Chair), Dr Charlotte Armstrong, Rachel Bamforth, Sarah Calvert, Lorna James, Victoria Jade Leonard, Sally Stephens, Emily Simpson


Contact | [email protected]


Registered charity no. 1167501


Read our latest annual accounts here