Opera North’s switched on in Edinburgh

While many companies go outdoors, online or dark, Opera North has ambitions to tour a large-scale concert version of Beethoven’s Fidelio, with soloists including soprano Rachel Nichols and tenor Toby Spence, no strangers to Scottish audiences, before the end of the year, ultimately dependant on the situation regarding COVID-19. 

Conducted by Mark Wigglesworth, this marks the highlight of Switched ON, a seven-programme season largely centred around Leeds Town Hall, though it is expected that ON will take Fidelio north of the border. Dates and venues are yet to be confirmed. 

The majority of Opera North’s 20:21initally intended season, announced in the spring, has been postponed. However, it is currently possible to book tickets for the company’s scheduled performance of Wagner’s Parsifal, on Wednesday 2 June 2021 at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, on the venue’s website, www.usherhall.co.uk