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Opera North’s Kiss Me, Kate to play London Coliseum in 2018

Opera North’s award-winning production of Cole Porter’s classic Kiss Me, Kate will make its debut in the capital at the London Coliseum in June next year. Bringing together top talent from the worlds of opera and the West End stage, and featuring the full-scale orchestra and chorus of Opera North, the London run of the […]

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Kiss Me, Kate set for Shakespeare-inspired WNO autumn season

Cole Porter’s classic Kiss Me, Kate will be part of a celebratory Shakespeare-inspired autumn season from the Welsh National Opera. A co-production with Opera North, Porter’s Golden Age musical version of the Bard’s The Taming of the Shrew will feature operatic and West End singers alongside the renowned WNO Chorus and Orchestra. Directed by Jo Davies, […]

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Into the Woods – West Yorkshire Playhouse

Into the Woods continues at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds until 25 June. Rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ West Yorkshire Playhouse and Opera North have chosen the perfect vehicle for a co-production in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s fairytale mash-up. Casting entirely from within the Chorus of Opera North gives artistic director James […]

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Into the Woods – West Yorkshire Playhouse and Opera North collaborate

A major artistic collaboration between West Yorkshire Playhouse and Opera North comes to fruition this June as Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods opens in Leeds. Bringing together two of Leeds’ key arts organisations for their first ever large scale co-production, it is directed by West Yorkshire Playhouse artistic director James Brining and performed […]

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Kiss Me, Kate – Grand Theatre, Leeds

Kiss Me, Kate continues at the Grand Theatre, Leeds until 31 October before touring to Theatre Royal Newcastle, The Lowry Salford Quays and Theatre Royal Nottingham. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ So, the next step in Opera North’s journey through the Golden Age of Musicals brings us to Cole Porter. There is little doubt that this is […]

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Kiss Me, Kate – new production to tour from September

A new production of Kiss Me, Kate, presented by Opera North with Welsh National Opera, is set to heat up stages across England from September. Cole Porter’s classic musical comedy opens at Leeds Grand Theatre on 21 September, before touring to Theatre Royal Newcastle, The Lowry Salford Quays and Theatre Royal Nottingham. The show will be performed by a […]

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Carousel – Opera North – Grand Theatre, Leeds and Touring

Carousel, an Opera North production, continues at the Grand Theatre, Leeds until 23 May, and then tours to Norwich, Edinburgh and Dublin. Star rating: 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Music can conjure up some strange associations. ‘The Carousel Waltz’, for example, the eccentric overture to this show, immediately takes me back to the 1960s and the Sunday afternoon radio programme ‘Movie-Go-Round’. […]

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