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Leeds Opera Festival 2022

Taking place in August 2022, our sixth annual Festival takes POWER as its theme - exploring everything from politics, to patriarchy, to energy and the climate.

Headlining the Festival is a new production of Handel's Silla. Directed by Laura Attridge, conducted by Ellie Slorach, and designed by April Dalton.

See below for the events announced so far. Tickets go on-sale 29 April.

Supported by Arts Council England, Leeds City Council, Arnold Clark Community Fund, D'Oyly Carte Trust, Handel Institute, Maria Bjornson Memorial Fund, Rainbow Dickinson Trust, Scops Arts Trust, Wade's Charity

With thanks to our partners Chapel FMLeeds Art Gallery, Made with MusicNew Wortley Community Centre, We Belong Here

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George Frideric Handel

Leeds School of Arts

25, 26, 27 August

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HEART Headingley

30 August

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Christella Litras & Mike Kenny

Touring

19 to 29 August

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Chapel FM

8 September

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Leeds Art Gallery

19 to 31 August

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About the Festival

Held each August Bank Holiday weekend, the Festival includes a broad programme of performances, events, talks and workshops right across the city.

Watch our 2021 Festival highlights video to see what to expect!

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