3.4 Opera North: Staging the Voice with Professor Jenny Richards and Dominic Gray

In this episode, we talk to Professor Jenny Richards, Joseph Cowen Professor of English Literature and Director of Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute (NUHRI) and Dominic Gray, Projects Director at Opera North about “Staging the Voice: Voicing the Stage”.

Opera North is a national opera company based in Leeds, and is a leading UK arts organisation. In this episode, we will learn about their award-winning work, bring opera and music to the North and beyond, enjoy excerpts from some of their latest productions and find out how Newcastle University and Opera North are working together to share knowledge and explore ideas in understanding the voice.

You can follow Professor Jenny Richards on twitter @JenniferRichar7 and find out more about the Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute at https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nuhri/

Follow Opera North on twitter @Opera_North and find out about upcoming productions at https://www.operanorth.co.uk/

Opera North’s production of Alcina is available to watch for free for the next year on OperaVision:

Staging the Voice, Voicing the Stage will continue as an Opera North podcast with three more episodes over the coming months.

With thanks to:

Amy J Payne
Act II Quintet from Bizet’s Carmen, ‘Nous avons en tête une affaire’ 
Amy J Payne as Carmen with members of the Chorus of Opera North
Recorded for Opera North’s 2021-22 Season Preview

Patrick Terry
Handel’s ‘Verdi prati’ from Alcina
Patrick Terry as Ruggiero with the Orchestra of Opera North conducted by Laurence Cummings