From the House of the Dead and Carmen are part of Opera North's Liberty season. The Howard Assembly Room presents, in association with the University, a series of events exploring the rich and dangerous theme of Liberty.
Gareth Peirce: Dispatches from the Dark Side
Friday 15 April at 7.30 pm
Leading human rights lawyer whose clients included the Birmingham Six, Guantanamo prisoners and the family of Jean Charles de Menezes on the war on terror, torture and justice in the 21st Century.
Tariq Ali: Eight Mediations on War and Peace
Thursday 21 April at 7.30 pm
Acclaimed writer, journalist and campaigner on the causes and consequences of war and its impact on literature and music.
Film: The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
Friday 13 May at 7.45 pm
Werner Herzog's Palme d'Or winning film on the legend of Kaspar Hauser.
Saturday 4 June at 7.45 pm
Scotland's leading contemporary music group performs György Kurtág's masterpiece based on Kafka's letters and diary entries.
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Thursday 9 June at 7.45 pm
A rare chance to experience Carl Theodor Dreyer's 1928 classic silent film with the score performed live by the Orchestra of Opera North.
For tickets and further information visit the Howard Assembly Room website or call 0844 848 2727.