23 April 2014 at 5.01pm | 4 Comments
Inside Opera: Live, four hours of live-streaming, will see seven of the UK's opera companies join forces to offer unprecedented behind the scenes access on 10 May.
Update 11 May - watch on demand until 12 May 2014:
The number of participating organizations means that the event is a first for the arts, with English National Opera, English Touring Opera, Northern Ireland Opera, Opera North, The Royal Opera, Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera coming together to celebrate the art form as part of the annual European Opera Days weekend. The event is particularly designed to reach anyone who is new to opera.
The day will be hosted from the Grand Theatre in Leeds as Opera North prepares for performances of Puccini's La bohème. The packed afternoon will feature behind-the-scenes footage from all participating companies, live interviews with singers and directors, live links to rehearsals and community-based activities.
Inside Opera: Live will be streamed on YouTube from 14:00-18:00 BST on 10 May 2014.