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Opera North Chorus

Since the foundation of Opera North in 1978, the Chorus of Opera North has established a reputation for quality and versatility. The Chorus features in most Opera North productions at the Leeds Grand Theatre, touring the North of England regularly and often travelling to Scotland, Northern Ireland and London. Festival appearances have included Edinburgh, Wiesbaden, Ravenna and Bregenz. The Chorus has performed Orfeo ed Euridice in Monte Carlo, Boris Godunov in Dortmund, Billy Budd in Rotterdam and The Cunning Little Vixen at the Gran Teatre Liceu, Barcelona.

On the concert platform, the Chorus has given the world premieres of Takemitsu’s My Way of Life and Philip Wilby’s A New World Dancing, as well as performances of the St John Passion; the Brahms, Fauré and Duruflé Requiems; Britten’s St Nicolas and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. The Chorus often gives concerts and recitals in the Howard Assembly Room at Opera North, as well as in other venues in Leeds and on tour. The Chorus featured in Phyllida Lloyd’s highly acclaimed production of Peter Grimes, which was the winner of the Southbank Show Award for Opera and the Royal Philharmonic Society Opera Award and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award.

They also performed in Lloyd’s Emmy Award-winning live DVD recording of Gloriana, and in the world premiere of Jonathan Dove and Alasdair Middleton’s The Adventures of Pinocchio, later released by Opus Arte on DVD. The Chorus has made a number of outstanding recordings for Chandos including Michael Berkeley’s Baa Baa Black Sheep, Gerhard’s The Dueña, Walton’s Troilus and Cressida (for which Opera North was awarded the 1995 Gramophone award for Best Opera recording) and Verdi’s Nabucco and Don Carlos. For Deutsche Grammophon, it appeared with Bryn Terfel on If Ever I Would Leave You and Something Wonderful.

Albums
'Lambert: Summer's Last Will and Testament, The Rio Grande & Aubade héroïque' (CDH55388)
Lambert: Summer's Last Will and Testament, The Rio Grande & Aubade héroïque
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55388  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
On other labels
'Britten: Peter Grimes' (SIGCD348)
Britten: Peter Grimes
SIGCD348  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Adieu, farewell earth's bliss!  First line to Saraband, Movement 7 of Summer's Last Will and Testament (Lambert)
Autumn hath all the Summer's fruitful treasure  First line to Madrigal con ritornelli, Movement 5 of Summer's Last Will and Testament (Lambert)
Brawles  Movement 4 of Summer's Last Will and Testament (Lambert)
By the Rio Grande they dance no sarabande  First line to The Rio Grande (Lambert)
Fair Summer droops, droop men and beasts therefore  First line to Madrigal con ritornelli, Movement 2 of Summer's Last Will and Testament (Lambert)
Peter Grimes (Britten)
Rondo burlesca (King Pest)  Movement 6 of Summer's Last Will and Testament (Lambert)
Spring, the sweet Spring, is the year's pleasant king  First line to Coranto, Movement 3 of Summer's Last Will and Testament (Lambert)
Summer's Last Will and Testament (Lambert)
The Rio Grande (Lambert)
Trip and go, heave and ho!  First line to Brawles, Movement 4 of Summer's Last Will and Testament (Lambert)
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