The Chase’s Manchester office has created a series of animations and short films to preview the autumn programme of Leeds-based arts organisation Opera North. The films, featured on the touring company’s website, each convey the main themes of one of Opera North’s three productions this season: Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte (pictured), Puccini’s Manon Lescaut; and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. Opera North’s website, www.operanorth.co.uk, has also been designed by The Chase and is intended to make opera accessible to a wider audience.
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