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2 x new music theatre / opera commissions, Northern Opera Group
Deadline: Sat 31 Oct 2020
We’re looking for short (around 5 minute) music theatre pieces, with no more than four musicians, which will be recorded for online broadcast, and performed live in 2021. Open to existing song writing teams, or individual composers, lyricists and songwriters, from different musical backgrounds.

The commissions available are in response to

1) The Leeds Opera Story – our heritage project exploring the 300 year history of opera in Leeds. We’re looking for artists to respond to this heritage, drawing a connection between the art form’s, and the city’s, past and present (and maybe future!). We are prioritising applicants from, or with a strong connection to, Leeds for this commission.

2) Savriti (1916, words and music by Gustav Holst) – this short, three person opera is based on the episode of Savitri and Satyavan from the Mahabharata, and will be performed at our 2021 Leeds Opera Festival. We’re looking for artists to respond to this opera, which may be a retelling of the original story, a contemporary monologue based on its themes, or a response to Holst’s interpretation of Indian classical music. We are prioritising applicants from a South Asian background for this commission.

The fee for composers is £1,250, and for librettists is £310.

Details here

The deadline is noon on 31 October 2020, with the commissions expected to be completed between 15 November and 15 December 2020.

Additional Information:

Contact Information:
Northern Opera Group
Contact Name:
David Ward
Contact Email:
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