‘The game’s afoot’ this April as Northern Opera Group start work on a new operatic adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Based on one of Conan Doyle’s most popular Sherlock stories – The Sign of Four – this new opera will find innovative ways to bring the mystery and excitement of the world’s most famous detective to life.
Created by Scottish composer and librettist Lliam Paterson (Scottish Opera, the Barbican), in April we will be undertaking a week of research and development on the opera at Beverley’s East Riding Theatre.
Northern Opera Group’s long term ambition is to tour the finished piece to theatres in towns and cities across the North of England where there is little access to live opera.
Supported by the Fidelio Trust, Marchus Trust, Radcliffe Trust, RVW Trust, Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
The ERT Team: We have a committed Board, comprising of professional theatre-makers and business experts. Patrons: Dame Judi Dench and Sir Mark Rylance Ambassadors: John Godber & Richard Bean Associated Artists: Mark Addy, Berwick Kaler, William Houston, Anna Maxwell-Martin, David Bradley Directors of the Board: Adrian Rawlins – Artistic Director Vincent Regan – Creative Director Chris Wade – Music and Comedy Programming Anne Cooper – Planning and Funding Sue Kirkman – Manager John Merrylees – Technical Production Tom Wilders – Finance