Opera North is an English-speaking podcast specialized in the field of classical music and opera. As such, Opera North is a podcast selected by soclassiq, like YourClassical Daily Download or Classicool and many others. The oldest episode indexed by soclassiq is dated 2011-06-01. Since then, a total of 36 episodes have been recorded and broadcast by Opera North.
Opera North activity
With 3 articles published in the last 90 days, Opera North is currently a not very active podcast. "Not very active" does not mean that Opera North is less interesting than another more prolific source. Each media follows a specific editorial line, recording and broadcasting according to its own rhythm.
This editorial activity is slowing down compared to the previous period.
The last episode in Opera North, "Thinking with Opera 03: Thomas Adès and Operas of Confinement", is dated 2021-01-13. By 2020, this podcast had published 10 episodes.
Opera North in the last 36 months
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Duration (h:m:s): 50:02
How do music, plot, staging, action, dance and performance combine to produce meaning for an opera audience? Taking a close look at Thomas Adès's The Tempest, Professor Edward Venn of the University of Leeds and choreographer and director Aletta Collins – who choreographed the opera's premiere in 2004 – explore the conversation between different elements in opera. They also consider …
Duration (h:m:s): 23:07
Follow cellist and composer Abel Selaocoe and his collaborators through the rehearsal and recording of As You Are, his soundwalk for Leeds, which opened in December 2020. Experienced through headphones on a 40-minute walk through central Leeds, As You Are is a major new Opera North commission for the South African-born musician, and sees him joined by the Orchestra and …
Duration (h:m:s): 59:51
Turntablist and sound artist Nicole Raymond (DJ NikNak) and poet, playwright and literary activist Khadijah Ibrahiim uncover the roots of reggae, dub and sound system music in religion, ritual and culture, with the help of some classic songs, versions and dub plates from the Pressure Sounds catalogue. Woven throughout are excerpts from their collaboration during Opera North's Resonance workshop residencies …
Duration (h:m:s): 6:21
The Leeds-based sitarist and composer talks about bringing Indian classical music to the western symphony orchestra, ahead of the world premiere of his new sitar concerto, commissioned by Opera North.
Duration (h:m:s): 15:15
The London-based vocalist, violinist and pianist’s piece is written for “that very special time of day that’s neither nighttime or daytime: that strange liminal, luminous place where the birds are singing and we’re on the precipice of something new”, she says. “The piece reflects all of the changes that we navigate with people close to us. There’s a tension between …
Duration (h:m:s): 24:39
In this sound walk, the accordionist, composer, and one-third of exploratory folk band Lau brings together field recordings, spoken word and the trumpet and tenor horn of Laura Jurd. “I’d been getting up earlier and earlier and enjoying that special period when it feels like there are very few people awake", he says. "I recorded a few walks at sunrise, …
Duration (h:m:s): 13:13
Born and raised in Damascus, Maya is a virtuoso of the qanun, the Arabic zither. “When I was approached to take part in Walking Home,” she says, “the first thing that came to my mind was walking in nature, and the different lines of thought and feelings that stream through me. "Because of that, there are different voices in this piece, …
Duration (h:m:s): 16:23
"I’ve spent the entirety of the lockdown alone in Berlin", says the Syrian-born Iraqi oud player and composer Khyam Allami. "Through it I’ve learned that we tend to forget how much our day to day interactions with people allow us to have a different perspective on what we do and how we think”. “I would like to encourage listeners to …
Duration (h:m:s): 13:06
The South African cellist and composer’s lockdown base in the Peak District inspired this work, which is intended to accompany a walk at the day’s end. “The title comes from a Zulu saying meaning ‘Hold the sun, so it may not set’”, he explains. “In this piece of music the phrase takes on a new meaning and becomes a way …
Duration (h:m:s): 1:03:02
From Monteverdi to Monty Python, cross-dressing, gross-out humour and a preoccupation with the grotesque seems to offer a release from the constrictions of moral codes and social conventions. A familiar face on the Opera North stage, tenor Daniel Norman takes a trip into transgression in the company of Alan O'Leary, Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at the University of …