Opera North are based in Howard Opera Centre, Leeds. They have 1 group taking part in season 3 of Positive Stories for Negative Times and are excited to be involved because the chance for young people to read plays written for them and open their minds to the possible of the stories that can be explored through performance. They will be exploring Are You A Robot?
We support young people to explore their own creativity by gaining practical experience across a broad range of artforms – music, singing, instrumental, drama, direction, design and technical skills.
The Opera North Youth Company is the junior performing wing of Opera North and provides vocal and drama training for young people aged 8-19.
The Company meets weekly during school term time to take part in an exciting programme of performances and projects. It provides training in singing and stagecraft, delivered by a team of vocal and drama specialists.
Rehearsals take place at the Howard Opera Centre in Leeds, putting young people right at the heart of a busy Opera Company. Members are given unparalleled opportunities to attend rehearsals and performances, as well as gain an understanding of the full range of skills that make up an opera behind the scenes.
The Youth Company perform regularly with the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North and are invited to audition for roles in main stage productions.