Always ON Sunday 2023

Join us on Zoom for Always ON Sunday, three lively programs to warm your winter afternoons, on Sundays February 19 through March 5 at 2 pm. Invite your friends to watch and chat “live” — or for a later viewing of the recorded session.

This winter, “Always ON Sunday” showcases the creative forces behind Opera North’s 2023 Summerfest season including and a very special guest:

  • General Director Evans Haile
  • Artistic Director Louis Burkot
  • Ted Chapin, former President and Chief Creative Officer, Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
  • Scenic Designer Nate Bertone (Carmen and Carousel)
  • 2023 Resident Artist Nina Evelyn Anderson

Choose whether to join each 60–75-minute Zoom program live and/or view the recorded program later. Each ticket, which lets your whole household participate, gives you both options.

for the Round

A Conversation with Scenic Designer Nate Bertone and Evans Haile

Nina Anderson at Opera North 2023

Nate Bertone, Scenic Designer, was responsible for the creative scenic designs for ON’s 2022 productions of Cosi fan tutte and La Traviata. This summer, Nate’s scenic designs for Carmen and Carousel will once again grace the stage at Blow-Me-Down Farm.

As an NYC-based theatrical storyteller, he has worked internationally as a director, designer, and playwright. He has recently designed the world premiere productions of Florida Georgia Line's May We AllMystic Pizza (based on the MGM film) and Joe Iconis’ and Rob Rokicki's Punk Rock Girl!. Nate’s work has appeared at Disney's D23 Expo, Google, Broadway Sacramento, Ballet Memphis, Ogunquit Playhouse, Bucks County, North Shore Music Theatre, The Rev, Theatre by the Sea, Engeman, Queens Theatre, and more. As the Associate Designer for Tony Award–winning designer Beowulf Boritt: Be More Chill (West End/Japan), Crazy for You (LCT), Superhero (2ST), 20th Century Blues (Signature). Assistant: Freestyle Love SupremeA Bronx Tale (Broadway), and more. His musical Letters From War and his new play, The SeaView Nursing Home for the Newly Deceased are currently in development. Dean’s Scholar: Central Saint Martins, London. Carnegie Mellon University alumnus. Representation: Gersh Agency. Proud member of USA829 and The Dramatists Guild.


Tickets are $20
per Zoom link.

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Legacy

A Conversation with Ted Chapin, former President and Chief Creative Officer of The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, Evans Haile, Opera North General Director, and Louis Burkot, Artistic Director

Theodore Chapin at Opera North 2023

Ted Chapin is a producer, performer, presenter, and former president of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. Chapin has led and encouraged many Broadway productions and revivals, some of the most well-known including: "Irving Berlin’s White Christmas,” “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” “South Pacific” Broadway revival, “The King and I,” “Oklahoma!” and “Carousel.”  He also approved many television productions such as “The Sound of Music Live!” on NBC and “Cinderella,” starring Whitney Houston and Brandy, on ABC. Chapin's start in Broadway production was being a production or directorial assistant in the Broadways productions of Follies, The Rothschilds, and The Unknown Soldier and His Wife, as well as Leonard Bernstein’s Mass at the Kennedy Center, and Candide in San Francisco.  Chapin serves on several boards including: American Theatre Wing, Godspeed Musicals, New Music USA, New York City Center, Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, and the Tony Award Administration Committee.  He is the co-founder of the Encores! series at New York City Center and was the producer of the 92nd Street Y’s Lyrics and Lyricists series for two seasons. Additionally, Chapin published his book Everything was Possible: The Birth of the Musical Follies in 2005, which discusses his involvement in the popular Broadway production Follies.  His book won an ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award and a Special Jury Prize for Distinguished Achievement by the Theatre Library Association.


Tickets are $20
per Zoom link.

The Coach's

With Nina Evelyn Anderson, soprano, Louis Burkot, Artistic Director, Opera North, and pianist Noriko Yasuda

Nina Anderson at Opera North 2023

Nina Evelyn Anderson, soprano, is a performer whose mission is to diversify the classical music canon. This season, she debuts as the title role in Susannah and presents a recital featuring musical settings of Langston Hughes’ poetry by Black composers. Additionally, she will perform as a featured soloist at the African American Art Song Alliance’s 25th Anniversary Conference in Irvine, CA. Highlights from last season include making her Symphony Hall debut as a soloist in the New England premiere of Adolphus Hailstork’s cantata Crispus Attucks and covering Lady Billows in Albert Herring. Her notable awards include Second Place in the George Shirley Vocal Competition and Best Performance of a Work by a BIPOC Composer in Calliope’s Call Young Singer Competition. Anderson is currently pursuing an M.M. in Opera Performance at Boston Conservatory studying with Dr. Rebecca Folsom. This year she is cast in leading roles in the Opera Department - Susannah in Carlisle Floyd's Susannah, and La Contessa in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. This summer she sings the role of Micaela in Bizet's Carmen with Opera North.


Tickets are $20
per Zoom link.

Your ticket gets you a Zoom link that you can watch live or at your leisure.

Save $10! – Purchase tickets for all three events for $50.