Leeds Opera Festival 2023
19 August to 10 September 2023
Inspired by the music and opera of Latin America, our 2023 Festival featured the UK premiere of Robert Rodriguez's Frida and Astor Piazzolla's tango opera Maria de Buenos Aires - both performed at Leeds School of Arts
Taking place in venues and communities across the city, the Festival brought together outstanding local, national and international talent - foregrounding artists with Latin American heritage
The 2023 Festival is supported by Arts Council England, Leeds City Council, the International Music & Art Foundation, Maria Bjornson Memorial Fund, Instituto Cervantes Leeds, Scops Arts Trust, Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, Postlethwaite Music Foundation, Foyle Foundation, Wingate Foundation, Fidelio Charitable Trust, D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, Wade's Charity, Wavendon Foundation, Three Monkies Trust, Magic Little Grants, and individual supporters.
Artwork by Becky Long-Smith, as part of our annual design competition with Leeds Arts University