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SILLA

25 - 27 August 2022, 7pm

Leeds School of Arts, Portland Way, LS1 3HE

Part of the Leeds Opera Festival

£30 / £20 / £10

Running time: approx 2 hours 15 mins

Music by George Frideric Handel

Libretto by Giacomo Rossi

First performed 1713

Brought to power in a populist wave, Silla surrounds himself with loyalists and sycophants.

Taking what - and who - he wants, power quickly corrupts.

It may be that those closest to him are in fact his greatest threat ...

A story as resonant now as it was when originally performed in 1713, don't miss this outstanding new production of a true operatic rarity.

Accompanied by the Eboracum Baroque Orchestra in a new English translation by Martin Pickard.

Ellie Slorach
Ellie Slorach

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Stephanie Hershaw, Fran Gregory & Trevor Eliot Bowes
Stephanie Hershaw, Fran Gregory & Trevor Eliot Bowes

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Full company
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Ellie Slorach
Ellie Slorach

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About the venue

In partnership with the Leeds Schools of Arts at Leeds Beckett University, we're thrilled to be performing Silla at their new theatre right in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

Part of the School of Arts' new £80m home (off Millennium Square) the Theatre provides outstanding technical and rehearsal facilities for our creative team to realise their vision for the production. The building has recently been shortlisted for 'Building of the Year' by the Architect's Journal.

Find out more about our partnership here, and click here for directions to the venue. Leeds School of Arts is on the corner of Portland Way and Calverley Street.

Creative team

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Laura Attridge

Director

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Ellie Slorach

Conductor

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April Dalton

Designer

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Charly Dunford

Lighting Designer

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Christina Fulcher

Movement & Intimacy Director

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Idunnu Münch

Silla

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Lucy
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Metella

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Isabelle Peters

Lepida

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Alison Rose

Flavia

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Frances Gregory

Claudio

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Stephanie Hershaw

Celia

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Trevor Bowes

Mars

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Phoebe Dodd

Actor

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Brandon Robinson-Connolly

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Tyler Pickles

Actor