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




The Wandering Scholar

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

Northern Opera Group, c/o Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PA | | 07817 475769 | reg. charity 1167501

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