Held by the University of Leeds Special Collections, the Opera North Archive comprises material from the earliest programmes, recordings and organisational documentation, to posters, advertising and photography. The Archive is more than information about Opera North, it is a reflection of the artform and the way it has connected with and responded to society since 1978. It will be a rich inspiration for activity to mark the Company’s 40th anniversary in 2018.
Dr Kara McKechnie’s book Opera North: Historical and Dramaturgical Perspectives on Opera Studies explores three different ways of approaching opera studies, the production of opera through history, ethnography and production analysis. Published by Emerald Publishing, it is available to buy here.