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Partnership with Leeds School of Arts 

We are delighted to announce a new collaboration with The Leeds School of Arts at Leeds Beckett University.


With our joint commitment to creating high quality and ambitious work, as well as supporting artists and communities in Leeds to access unique cultural experiences, we’ll be working alongside students and academics on a range of performance and training opportunities.


This Summer, the headline production of the Leeds Opera Festival (Handel’s ‘Silla’) will be staged in Leeds Beckett University’s extraordinary new Leeds School of Arts building near Millennium Square. We’ll be welcoming students to join the Festival, gaining experience both onstage and backstage, with rehearsals and performances taking place in the building.


David Ward (Artistic Director, Northern Opera Group) - “I’m thrilled that we will be able to work closely with The Leeds School of Arts on this year’s Festival and beyond. They have unrivalled rehearsal and performance facilities in Leeds, and a hugely talented student population and expert academic team who can bring so much to our work.


We’ve always been committed to drawing on the ideas and expertise of creatives working outside opera to bring something new to our work. This collaboration promises to expand our creative possibilities, as well as inspire new generations of young people to discover opera here in Leeds”

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