OPERA North has unveiled an autumn-winter repertoire including adventurous new productions and revivals of popular operas.

The programme, visiting Leeds Grand, includes popular La Boheme and The Marriage of Figaro, spooky The Turn of the Screw, and great American opera Street Scene.

The main-stage repertoire, running from September to February at the Grand, is headed by new productions of Bohuslav Martinů’s rarely performed The Greek Passion and Kurt Weill’s US epic Street Scene.

The two 20th century masterpieces, although very different in character, both focus on the plight of displaced people and the experiences of communities at times of great change.

Other highlights will include Giulio Cesare conducted by Baroque specialist Christian Curnyn, La Bohème with a new international cast conducted by Renato Balsadonna, The Marriage of Figaro directed by Jo Davies and conducted by Antony Hermus, and The Turn of the Screw with Sarah Tynan making her role debut as the Governess.

Tim Albery’s thrilling production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare will feature mezzo-soprano Justina Gringytė in the title role, and Sophie Bevan as Cleopatra.

Phyllida Lloyd’s staging of Puccini’s La Bohème completes the autumn, a production which has over the years provided an ideal introduction to live opera for newcomers.

The Orchestra of Opera North will be at Bradford Cathedral on Saturday May 25 to pay tribute to the workers and protesters of the Industrial Revolution in composer Kevin Malone’s new work A Day in the Life.

The piece is set amongst the workers of West Yorkshire’s textile communities, the three-part suite culminating in a violin concerto inspired by a first-person account of the life of a young 19th century mill worker.

The Orchestra of Opera North will return to Millennium Square, Leeds, for another varied summer weekend of outdoor concerts that should again proved to be popular.

The musicians will be joined by Jimmy Somerville, Nik Kershaw, Howard Jones, T’Pau singer Carol Decker and Johnny Hates Jazz for 80s Classical on Friday July 26.

There will be guest vocalists for the third instalment of The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics on Saturday July 27. The festival will close with a with a live soundtrack screening of Steven Spielberg’s film Jurassic Park on Sunday July 28.

Visit operanorth.co.uk or call 0844 848 2720 to book tickets.