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.

Northern Heartlands Community Opera

Auditions for Young People’s Solo Roles

1 Min Read: We have several solo roles available for confident young male and female performers playing characters aged 15 years old

Career Development Roles with Opera North and Northern Heartlands

41 Sec Read: We are offering six career development opportunities as part of our community opera that will offer individuals the opportunity

#Peoplesopera Creative Workshops January and February 2019

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

Whistle Stop Opera Tour

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


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.

Please note that the registration form to be part of the opera community chorus is now closed.