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TIMELINE

1729 - The Beggar's Wedding is the first opera performed in Leeds

1771 - Thomas and Sally is the first opera performed in Leeds' first theatre ('The Theatre')

1832 - Il Baribere di Siviglia is the first opera performed in Leeds not in English

1853 - The English Opera Company perform Maritana, marking the rise of touring opera companies

1878 - Il Trovatore is performed at Leeds Grand Theatre, the first opera performed at the venue

1890 - Leeds' oldest amateur company, Leeds Amateur Operatic Society, perform for the first time (HMS Pinafore)

1911 - Ernst Denhof's company perform Wagner's Ring Cycle in Leeds

1978 - Opera North launches in Leeds with Samson and Delilah

Exhibition partners


Leeds Corn Exchange, Leeds Libraries, Leeds Museums, University of Leeds, West Yorkshire Archive Service

Main image


The Original Chinese Conjuror (Northern Opera Group, August 2018)


credit: Pelly & Me Photography

Exhibition curated by


Northern Opera Group


Website

4636801310

Supported by


National Lottery Heritage Fund


Website


Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council


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Contact


David Ward (Artistic Director)


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