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Emily Simpson

Emily Simpson

Head of Marketing
Opera North

Emily Simpson is Head of Marketing at Opera North and has over 15 years of marketing and communications experience.

She leads a team of marketing and design professionals to deliver on audience development and ticket sales, with a primary focus on digital channels, whether its for opera in the theatre or a soundwalk in a Northern city.

Opera North is a national opera company based in Leeds, and is a leading UK arts organisation. Rooted in the North of England and creating extraordinary experiences, every day.

The award-winning work tours to theatre stages and concert halls throughout the North and runs alongside an eclectic artistic programme of gigs, concerts, spoken word and film in the Howard Assembly Room.


Speaking at Culture Geek Conference
Monday 14th June 2021

Session: How 5,000 people went from couch to chorus during lockdown

How do you take a weekly singing group with 150 people, put it on Zoom, and end up with 5,000 new budding singers? And as the return to live performance and in-person activity draws closer, where do you take this model next?

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Emily Simpson