A Festival for all the city

The annual Leeds Opera Festival takes place each August Bank Holiday weekend - embracing everything from outstanding new productions of rare and wonderful operas, to exhibitions and talks, to music making sessions for young children and families.

Each Festival visits venues and communities right across the city, ensuring that opera and music can be heard and enjoyed from Farsley to Seacroft, and everywhere in between!

“The enterprising Northern Opera Group continues to hone in on the opera world’s curiosities” (The Guardian)

"Rapidly burgeoning" (Bachtrack)

"We must be grateful to the ever-enterprising Northern Opera Group for performances of operatic rarities at their annual Leeds Opera Festival" (Opera Now)

"The Leeds Opera Festivals have earned acclaim for staging rarities from composers largely ignored by opera companies" (Ilkley Gazette)

"The Festival is wonderfully imaginative, both in the choice of material and in the variety of musical activities it generates" (Review's Hub)

Join us in 2022 for Handel's Silla and many other events as part of our POWER themed Festival.

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