Lesley Garrett returns to the stage

9 August 2012, 10:04

In a concert that's part of the Howard Assembly Rooms' new season, Lesley Garret will give intimate performances of Beethoven, Purcell and Verdi.

Lesley Garret will perform an intimate concert at Opera North's Howard Assembly Rooms in Leeds on September 24th. The concert comes ahead of news that Garrett will be singing the role of Elle in Poulenc's La Voix Humaine in Opera North's 2013 season.

In the concert, Garrett will take the theme of opera's forsaken women and sing works composed by the likes of Beethoven, Verdi and Purcell. Spanning the baroque period to the modern era, the concert aims to showcase moments of love lost in opera.

Garrett recently had the honour of singing the British National Anthem at the culmination of the Tour De France, to mark the victory of cyclist Bradley Wiggins in the competition.

The Howard Assemly Rooms' Autumn season also features new commissions from Opera North, including a silent film given live accompaniment by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, and vocal ensemble I Fagiolini performing David Lang's The Little Match Girl Passion.