Northern Heartlands People’s Opera: “Song of Our Heartland”

We are working with internationally acclaimed Opera North to create a new opera for County Durham. Featuring a chorus of community representatives from across the Northern Heartlands area the new work will be performed at the end of May, 2020 in the Exhibition Hall at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum in Shildon.

Check out this short video of what it means to the creative team and community members to be involved in “Song of Our Heartland”:


Northern Heartlands Community Opera

Youth Chorus for “Song of Our Heartland”

We are looking for young people to perform on stage in our community opera next May.  We have teamed

#Peoplesopera Creative Workshops January and February 2019

Over the weekends of 19th and 20th January and 2nd and 3rd February, the Creative Team from Opera North

Whistle Stop Opera Tour

One of our most important projects will be a large scale community opera telling the story of the history


PERFORMING – WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (playing age around 15) TO TAKE PART ON STAGE!  Just complete the registration form below or for more details email us  Next rehearsal is on SUNDAY, 1st MARCH 2020 at 2.00 pm at SHILDON METHODIST CHURCH COMMUNITY HALL

BACKSTAGE ROLES AVAILABLE:  Registration for general community chorus is now closed but let us know here if you are interested in helping behind the scenes or being part of a front of house team and we’ll keep you posted with further details.  There are also a number of mentored career development roles with Opera North and Northern Heartlands which offer a unique opportunity to learn from and work with professionals in the arts sector.