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  • 18/02/19

    Inaugural DARE Prize performance

    Samuel Hertz, recipient of the first DARE Art Prize, performed his new compositions in the Howard Assembly Room on 29 January. His first piece, What must have been a painted landscape was performed by members of the Orchestra of Opera North. “This project opened…

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  • 16/01/19

    DARE Prize winner Samuel Hertz showcase

    Samuel Hertz, winner of the 2017-18 DARE Art Prize by Opera North and the University of Leeds’ Cultural Institute, will be showcasing the outcome of his residency, What must have been a painted landscape… in the Howard Assembly Room at…

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  • 19/12/18

    Be an Opera North director for a day

    A unique opportunity for a student at the University of Leeds Are you an aspiring theatre director who would relish the opportunity to learn from one of the country’s leading professionals? Would you like to develop your skills with a main-stage production at one of the country’s leading…

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  • 17/12/18

    The first DARE lunchtime salon

    A new strand to the DARE More programme kicked off on Friday 7 December, when Dr Robert Knifton, Academic Fellow in Museums Galleries & Heritage at the University of Leeds, delivered the first lunchtime salon at Opera North. The salons aim to engage…

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  • 17/12/18

    We’re off the starting blocks – Opera North Archive at Special Collections

    On 12 December staff from Opera North departments including communications, development, education, music and projects enjoyed a fascinating insight into how archives are developed and conserved at Special Collections at the University of Leeds. It is a landmark moment in the history…

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  • 04/12/18

    “It’s a joy… ” say our DARE Academics in Residence

    An ethnographic study of Opera North: Artistry, community, identity. With Professor Karen Burland (DARE Academic in Residence) and Annie Czajkowski (Research Assistant). What a lovely welcome we have had at Opera North from everyone involved in our collaborative research project!…

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