Leeds Opera Conference


The Theory, Practice, and Business of Opera Today

Dates: 12–14 April 2012. Leeds University Centre for Opera Studies, University of Leeds, UK.



Thursday 12 April: The Business of Opera

Lecture Theatre 1, School of Music

10:00 Registration

11:00 Welcome: Richard Mantle, General Director of Opera North.

11:30 Keynote

12:30 Lunch break

2:00 The Business of Opera (I)

3:30 Tea/Coffee

4:00 The Business of Opera (II)


15 free tickets (for the first delegates to register) and discounted tickets (for other delegates) for the Orchestra of Opera North (Russian Spectacular) at Huddersfield Town Hall. Conductor: Jac van Steen, Piano: Peter Donohoe.

Talking Music starts at 6.40 PM; concert begins 7:30 PM.



Friday 13 April: Theory and Practice

Lecture Theatre 1, School of Music

10:00 Staging Opera (I)

11:30 Tea/Coffee


Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall (CCCH)

11:45 Staging Opera (II)

1:00 Lunch break


Lecture Theatre 1, School of Music

2:00 Staging Opera (III)

4:00 Tea/Coffee

4:15 Screening Opera

6:15 end



Saturday 14 April: Opera Now

Alec Clegg Studio, School of Performance and Cultural Industries

10:00 Keynote

11:10 Workshops at Alec Clegg Studio

12:30 Lunch break


1:30 Opera for Actors

2:30 Opera Today

3:30 Tea/Coffee


4:30 Plenary session

5:30 Conference Ends



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