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Sing, Sing, Sing!

Autumn 2014

6th - 8th Aug 2014

Chapeltown

Reginald Centre

Adult ticket: Free, but please book in advance

Sing, Sing, Sing!

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Family Arts Festival

at The Reginald Centre, Chapeltown

Opera North is excited to present a series of FREE, creative workshops for children and families of all ages at The Reginald Centre. Each workshop caters for different age groups but the whole family, young and old, are welcome to join in the fun!

Download the festival diary:

 

For more information or to book your place, please contact Marc Dunleavy (Opera North): education@operanorth.co.uk or call 0113 223 3557.

Next Performances
Wed 6th Aug Chapeltown Reginald Centre
Thu 7th Aug Chapeltown Reginald Centre
Thu 7th Aug Chapeltown Reginald Centre
Fri 8th Aug Chapeltown Reginald Centre
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Ripon

Ripon Cathedral

Adult ticket: £16 - £28

The Orchestra of Opera North: Ripon International Festival

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Beethoven’s 'little symphony' is full of optimism and playfulness, bursting with exuberance, its whirling finale a masterpiece of invention. Mozart’s intricate flute concerto is played by one of Europe’s finest and most imaginative musicians: Samuel Coles has performed with l’Orchestre National de Paris, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Philharmonia, the ECO and l’Orchestre du Monde. Mendelssohn’s moving evocation of Scotland’s dramatic landscape and history, with its dark undertones, is told in glorious melody.

Presented by Ripon International Festival

Orchestra of Opera North

Janusz Piotrowicz | Conductor
Samuel Coles | Flute

Beethoven | Symphony no 8 in F
Mozart | Flute Concerto no 2 in D
Mendelssohn | Symphony no 3 “Scottish”

Next Performances
Sat 6th Sep Ripon Ripon Cathedral
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Film: Letter from an Unknown Woman

Autumn 2014

18th Sep 2014

Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

Adult ticket: £5

Film: Letter from an Unknown Woman

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Immorality Tales

“A weepie like they don't make them like anymore” The Independent

By the time you read this letter, I may be dead.’

Set in Vienna at the turn of the 20th century, a former concert pianist receives a letter from a woman (Joan Fontaine) which reveals her lifelong love for him, and the devastation that their encounters have caused. Told in a series of flashbacks, the pianist struggles to recall the author of the letter.

A bewitching mix of European style, Hollywood muscle and beautiful camera work, Letter from an Unknown Woman portrays Ophüls’ favourite theme of women-ill met in love with delicacy, and is widely regarded as one of his greatest films.

Dir Max Ophüls; 1948; America; 86 Mins; cert U

This showing accompanies Opera North’s production of La Traviata

Next Performances
Thu 18th Sep Leeds Howard Assembly Room
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Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

Adult ticket: £15

Music: A Time and Place - Sam Lee and members of The Unthanks

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'An avid song collector, a folk entrepreneur and singer who sets out to revive lesser-known traditional material in a startlingly unexpected styleGuardian on Sam Lee

'Intimate, epic, overflowing with feeling and musical intelligence' The Independent on The Unthanks

An evening of music inspired by the lives and stories of the generation that witnessed the First World War. Featuring Mercury Prize-nominated singer-songwriter Sam LeeBecky Unthank, Rachel Unthank, Adrian McNally and more artists to be announced, the event also includes video design by Matt Watkins.

Co-produced by the Barbican, sounduk, and Opera North, A Time and Place is part of the Imperial War Museums Centenary Partnership Programme.

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Doors open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

Next Performances
Fri 19th Sep Leeds Howard Assembly Room
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La traviata

Autumn 2014

20th Sep 2014 - 27th Mar 2015

Nationwide

Touring 5 theatres

Adult ticket: £15 - £68

La traviata

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Giuseppe Verdi (1853)

New production

Violetta is a courtesan who is enjoying the Parisian high-life when, to her surprise, she falls in love.  But she cannot escape the consequences of her past life, and circumstances conspire to force her to sacrifice what may be her only chance of real love.

Asked some years after its premiere which of his operas he liked best, Verdi replied ‘Speaking as a professional, Rigoletto; as an amateur La traviata’.  He poured some of his most heartfelt music into this intimate story of family tensions and blighted love, and the result is one of opera’s most profoundly moving masterpieces.  

Director Alessandro Talevi and designer Madeleine Boyd (The Turn of the Screw, Don Giovanni) set Opera North’s first new production of La traviata for 15 years in Belle Époque Paris.  Two South Korean artists with burgeoning international careers, the soprano Hye-Youn Lee and the tenor Ji-Min Park, are Violetta and Alfredo; and the young Italian conductor Gianluca Marcianò makes his Opera North debut.    

Sung in Italian with English titles
Performance lasts approximately 2 hours 45 minutes

Follow Opera North's board La Traviata: Designing Violetta on Pinterest.
 
Next Performances
Sat 20th Sep Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Sat 27th Sep Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Fri 3rd Oct Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Fri 17th Oct Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
There are a total of 26 upcoming performances for this production
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Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

Adult ticket: £17.50

Music: Teho Teardo and Blixa Bargeld - Still Smiling

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Still Smiling is a playful, intelligent album, a series of personal and observational sketches of a disquieting world. The Quietus

An exclusive UK performance brings a trans-Alpine alliance of the highest order to the Howard Assembly Room. Still Smiling sees German-born Blixa Bargeld (former Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Einstürzende Neubauten founder) join forces with Italian electronic composer Teho Teardo.

A dark and sumptuous collaboration, in which Bargeld’s sardonic, poetic lyrics and unmistakeable voice combines with a rich palette of strings, experimentation and a dose of theatrical flair. This multi-lingual masterpiece of melodic ideas creates a grand, yet intimate experience.

Part of the Recon Festival

 

Next Performances
Fri 26th Sep Leeds Howard Assembly Room
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Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

Adult ticket: £10

Music: Dark Northumbrian and David Thomas Broughton - with Juice Vocal Ensemble

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On David Thomas Broughton: 

'Arguably the most staggering live musician in the country' Mojo

This double bill brings together some of the North’s most original folk voices.

Exploring the rich heritage of Northumbian folk, Dark Northumbrian – developed by Steve Malley (The Horse Loom) – showcases a fine line-up of acoustic musicians including Cath and Phil Tyler, and Alasdair Roberts.

Otley born folk singer and guitarist David Thomas Broughton’s music is delightful, disturbing and heartbreaking. Here with Juice Vocal Ensemble in music that spans from hymnal to human beatbox, discord to angelic harmony, with his lyrical themes, ranging from sombre love songs to pub brawls.

Part of Recon Festival

Next Performances
Sat 27th Sep Leeds Howard Assembly Room
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The Coronation of Poppea

Autumn 2014

4th Oct - 29th Nov 2014

Nationwide

Touring 4 theatres

Adult ticket: £15 - £68

The Coronation of Poppea

Synopsis

Claudio Monteverdi (1643)

New production

Based loosely on actual events in 1st-century AD Rome, The Coronation of Poppea charts the consuming erotic obsession of the Emperor Nero for the beautiful Poppea Sabina.  Ruthlessly sweeping aside anyone who stands in the way of their union – including Nero’s wife Octavia and the poet and philosopher Seneca – Nero and Poppea triumph over all their opponents and rejoice in one of the most sexually-charged love duets ever written.

The moral ambivalence of one of opera’s earliest masterpieces ensures that it remains to this day one of the most shocking and compelling.  Tim Albery, who directed a ravishing production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare for Opera North in 2012, has prepared a new performing version of a dramma musicale about which almost everything is disputed, including its authorship. 

A cast of superb singer-actors is led by the American soprano Sandra Piques Eddy (Poppea) and the British counter-tenor James Laing (Nerone).  The conductor is Laurence Cummings, one of Britain’s most exciting and versatile exponents of historically-informed performance.   

Sung in English
Performance lasts approximately 3 hours

Production supported by Friends of Opera North

Next Performances
Sat 4th Oct Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Sat 11th Oct Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Fri 24th Oct Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Thu 30th Oct Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
There are a total of 7 upcoming performances for this production
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King Creosote

Autumn 2014

11th Oct 2014

Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

Adult ticket: £15.00

King Creosote

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From Scotland with Love

King Creosote is the stage name of Scottish folk singer and songwriter Kenny Anderson. His powerful and cinematic new album From Scotland With Love is his first since his Mercury-nominated collaborative record with Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine.

The album was originally composed to accompany a documentary film, so for the first time King Creosote found himself writing the stories and perspectives of other people. The result is a sweepingly charismatic set of songs with themes of love and loss, war and resistance.

“King Creosote’s voice – a light, reedy tenor with departures, occasionally uncertain, into counter-tenor – is a thing of extraordinary beauty”. 
The Independent

Next Performances
Sat 11th Oct Leeds Howard Assembly Room
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Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

Adult ticket: £15

Music: Brodsky Quartet - Angels and Maidens

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‘The Brodskys’ achingly beautiful performance reached deep into the heart’ The Guardian

The Brodsky Quartet bring their fine blend of musical curiosity and impeccable craftsmanship to a programme centred on one of the pinnacles of the classical period: Schubert’s Death and the Maiden.  

Alongside it is George Crumb’s masterpiece of the avant-garde: Black Angels. Composed for amplified string quartet using a refrain from Death and the Maiden as its theme, this piece uses unusual performance techniques including shouting, chanting, whistling, whispering, gongs, maracas, and crystal glasses to evoke the swamps of Vietnam which inspired it. 

Next Performances
Wed 15th Oct Leeds Howard Assembly Room
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The Bartered Bride

Autumn 2014

18th Oct - 27th Nov 2014

Nationwide

Touring 4 theatres

Adult ticket: £15 - £68

The Bartered Bride

Synopsis

Bedřich Smetana (1866)

Mařenka and Jeník are in love, but her father wants her to marry the son of the wealthiest man in town.  In the end, youth and cunning outsmart age and power, and the constraints of rural life are thrown off for a while when the circus comes to town.

Smetana is best known for his symphonic poem Ma Vlast (My Country).  His music for The Bartered Bride abounds with freshness and vitality, its energy generated by bold contrasts of mood and atmosphere, the exuberance of its folk-like rhythms and the catchiness of its tunes. 

Daniel Slater’s colourful production has been enthusiastically received by both audiences and critics:

If you want to introduce someone to the delights of opera, this is the one to take them to.’  Sunday Telegraph, 1998

Daniel Slater’s updating of Smetana’s sentimental comedy first appeared in 1998 and is one for all the family, with its all-dancing verve and second-half circus interlude, which gets the evening’s biggest cheer.’  The Times, 2004

Sung in English
Performance lasts approximately 2 hours 45 minutes

Find out more about our special performance of The Bartered Bride for schools on 22 October 2014 - the perfect way to introduce young people to the vibrant, dramatic world of opera. 

Next Performances
Sat 18th Oct Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Sat 25th Oct Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Wed 29th Oct Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Fri 31st Oct Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
There are a total of 10 upcoming performances for this production
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Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

Adult ticket: £15

Music: Emma Kirkby and Jakob Lindberg Subtitle - The Golden Age Revived

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Immorality Tales

“Kirkby embellishes every note with a grace, lightness and sparkle which other sopranos in careers half as long have already lost” Classic FM       

Emma Kirkby, the grande dame of Early Music, makes her Howard Assembly Room debut with a glorious selection of songs focussing on the heroines of the classical world, accompanied by lutenist Jakob Lindberg.

From Purcell’s Dido’s Lament and Dowland’s When Phoebus first did Daphne love, these are songs about the women of epic and myth. The recital is completed by Monteverdi’s exquisite Lamento d’Arianna, in tribute to Opera North’s production of The Coronation of Poppea in the Grand Theatre.

Next Performances
Thu 13th Nov Leeds Howard Assembly Room
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Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

Adult ticket: £10

Music: Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains - Support: Petit Fantôme and Babe

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On Piano Ombre: 

“…confident and packed full of elevating song structures, Piano Ombre is an album many will find euphorically addictive.” Drowned in Sound

Since the release of their hugely popular first album E Volo Love, Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains have come a long way.  Their most recent music, while remaining true to their signature, sunny harmonies, is at times a more shadowy electronic affair.

According to Frànçois, “Piano Ombre translates as Calm Down Shadow, which refers to me trying to tame the shadows.” The result retains their love of a great pop tune, mixed with elegant French lyrics, West African rhythms and a more confident darker edge.

Next Performances
Fri 14th Nov Leeds Howard Assembly Room
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Music: Abdullah Ibrahim - Solo piano

Autumn 2014

20th Nov 2014

Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

Adult ticket: £20

Music: Abdullah Ibrahim - Solo piano

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"…the humble high priest of international jazz" The Guardian

Abdullah Ibrahim returns to Leeds for a special concert to celebrate his 80th year. Casting his own atmospheric spell of heart-stopping melodies and delicately propulsive grooves, Ibrahim plays music from across his vast musical landscape of knowledge and technique.

The legendary South African pianist and Composer occupies a central position in his country's music history as an exile from apartheid and politicised pioneer of township and Cape Jazz.

There’s nothing in music quite like the atmosphere of an Abdullah Ibrahim concert.

Next Performances
Thu 20th Nov Leeds Howard Assembly Room
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Music: John Smith

Autumn 2014

27th Nov 2014

Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

Adult ticket: 12.50

Music: John Smith

Synopsis

Guitarist and singer-songwriter John Smith pays a return visit to the Howard Assembly Room following an incredible year (culminating in a sell out show at Union Chapel in London) touring his most recent album Great Lakes. He is a dazzling and inventive guitarist and possessor of an unforgettable honeyed gravel growl of a voice that belies his age and background.

John Smith is a favourite at the Howard Assembly Room having supported Iron and Wine in 2010.

“He possesses a common name but a rare talent” – The Independent

“His performance was an object lesson in how taste and imagination always outweigh mere musical virtuosity…unexpected and daring” – The Sunday Times

 

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Doors open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

Next Performances
Thu 27th Nov Leeds Howard Assembly Room
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Music: Tallis Scholars

Autumn 2014

18th Dec 2014

Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

Adult ticket: £22.50

Music: Tallis Scholars

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Voices 

“…the sound coming from the Tallis Scholars almost surpassed the humanly possible…” The Telegraph

The Tallis Scholars make a welcome return to the Howard Assembly Room after a four-year absence. Leading exponents of early sacred music for over 40 years, this superb a capella ensemble, founded and conducted by Peter Phillips, continues to delight with their beautifully pure tone and exquisite blend of voices. Performing an inspired programme of English Renaissance music focusing on composer William Byrd, the ensemble offers a festive and moving concert for the Christmas period.

Next Performances
Thu 18th Dec Leeds Howard Assembly Room
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The Marriage of Figaro

Winter 2015

24th Jan - 28th Mar 2015

Nationwide

Touring 5 theatres

Adult ticket: £15 - £68

The Marriage of Figaro

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1786)

New production

It’s Figaro’s wedding day, and, to add to the usual worries, Figaro learns that his master, the Count, is out to bed his bride-to-be Susanna.  The Countess is heartbroken by her husband’s faithlessness – but she is the object of the adolescent desires of the page, Cherubino.  And Figaro is in trouble with the housekeeper, Marcellina, who has lent him money on the promise that, if he can’t repay her, he’ll have to marry her …

The Marriage of Figaro is aptly subtitled ‘The Follies of a Day’.  Mozart’s music bubbles along with comedic high spirits, but it plumbs the depths of emotion, too, expressing the joy and pain of love and the agony and ecstasy of desire, until all is resolved in a spirit of forgiveness.

With recent work for Opera North including a deliciously funny Ruddigore and a heart-rending Carousel, director Jo Davies is perfectly placed to hold the effervescent comedy and the serious heart of Mozart’s sublime masterpiece in ideal balance.     

Sung in English
Performance lasts approximately 3 hours

Next Performances
Sat 24th Jan Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Fri 30th Jan Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Thu 5th Feb Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Wed 11th Feb Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
There are a total of 15 upcoming performances for this production
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La vida breve

Winter 2015

18th Feb - 24th Mar 2015

Nationwide

Touring 4 theatres

Adult ticket: £15 - £68

La vida breve

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This production is presented as part of a double-bill alongside Gianni Schicchi.

Manuel de Falla (1913)

From the composer of the orchestral showpiece Nights in the Gardens of Spain and the popular ballet The Three-Cornered Hat comes this irresistibly exuberant opera that sets violently passionate emotions amid the colourful sights and sounds of Granada.

La vida breve is an all or nothing tragedy of a woman who loves too much a worthless man who strings her along, knowing all the while that he is to marry another girl.   The atmosphere is heavy with Spanish fatalism, heightened by the influence of Andalusian folk song, lightened by Spanish dance rhythms, and the action is ferociously intense. 

Christopher Alden’s production was one of the highlights of Opera North’s groundbreaking, award-winning Eight Little Greats season in 2004, and was extravagantly praised by Germaine Greer on BBC2’s Newsnight Review:

‘It’s a staggering work and it was staggeringly presented and performed.  If you see nothing else this year, and you give a damn, see La vida breve.  Go to Salford, Nottingham, go wherever you can and see it.’  

Sung in Spanish with English titles
Performance lasts approximately 1 hour 15 minutes

Next Performances
Wed 18th Feb Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Fri 20th Feb Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Wed 25th Feb Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Sat 28th Feb Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
There are a total of 7 upcoming performances for this production
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Gianni Schicchi

Winter 2015

18th Feb - 24th Mar 2015

Nationwide

Touring 4 theatres

Adult ticket: £15 - £68

Gianni Schicchi

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This production is presented in a double-bill alongside La Vida Breve.

Giacomo Puccini (1918)

New production

After the dark, suicidal angst of La vida breve, Gianni Schicchi is the perfect companion piece – a satyr play played out around the death-bed of a rich man.  The scheming relatives who vie for a chunk of his fortune are all too recognizable types, revealing the greed and avarice which lies just below the thin veneer of their family loyalties.

Puccini’s only outright comedy is based on an episode in Dante’s Inferno, and Christopher Alden’s new production locates the action in the early Renaissance, at a time when medieval cobwebs were blown away by the fresh air of radical new thinking and creative innovation.  The production also nods slyly in the direction of the timeless themes which Puccini exploits to brilliantly farcical effect – after all, those scheming relatives may bear an uncanny resemblance to our own family members!

With its vivid characterization and the spontaneity of its musical invention, Gianni Schicchi is a comic masterpiece in miniature, and features one of Puccini’s best-loved arias, ‘O mio babbino caro’.

Sung in Italian with English titles
Performance lasts approximately 1 hour

Next Performances
Wed 18th Feb Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Fri 20th Feb Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Wed 25th Feb Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Sat 28th Feb Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
There are a total of 7 upcoming performances for this production
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Swanhunter

Spring 2015

16th - 18th Apr 2015

Swanhunter

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Jonathan Dove & Alasdair Middleton 2009

An Opera North / The Wrong Crowd co-production

Lemminkäinen is determined to travel to the icy north in search of a bride, against his mother’s wishes. There, impossible tasks await him: he must face the Devil’s Elk, the Swan on Death’s River – and in the shadows, an unseen danger lurks.

Based on a tale from the Finnish folk epic the Kalevala, Swanhunter is a magical chamber opera written by the composer and librettist of Opera North’s hugely successful The Adventures of Pinocchio. Scored for six singers accompanied by six instrumentalists, Swanhunter is a celebration of the power of song, designed specifically for a family audience – for adults just as much as for children.

Opera North gave the world premiere of Swanhunter in the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds in 2009. For this brand new production, Opera North collaborates for the first time with the acclaimed theatre company The Wrong Crowd to create an inventive fusion of opera, puppetry and live action.

Lasts approximately 1 hour 

Sung in English

 

Next Performances
Thu 16th Apr Leeds Howard Assembly Room
Fri 17th Apr Leeds Howard Assembly Room
Sat 18th Apr Leeds Howard Assembly Room
Sat 18th Apr Leeds Howard Assembly Room
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Carousel

Spring 2015

13th - 23rd May 2015

Leeds

Leeds Grand Theatre

Adult ticket: £15 - £47

Carousel

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Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II 1945

Carousel is a story of love, loss and the possibility of redemption. Fairground barker Billy Bigelow is quick to anger, but he is loved by a woman, Julie Jordan, who keeps faith with him despite his flaws. It is also a vivid portrait of a society: a fishing community in New England ready to celebrate the joys of living as well as to face its hardships square on.

Asked if he had ever been tempted to write an opera, Richard Rodgers replied that he had, but that Carousel was the closest that he ever came to doing so. The score is studded with classic numbers, including ‘If I Loved You’, ‘June is Bustin’ Out All Over’, ‘Soliloquy’ and, of course, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. Jo Davies’s vibrant production, highly praised when it was first seen in Leeds, Salford and London in 2012, is moving and uplifting in equal measure.

‘Opera North has a fine record of presenting Broadway classics, and this new production does a rich piece of musical theatre great honour.’ Daily Telegraph

Sung in English
Performance lasts approximately 3 hours

A co-production with the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris

Next Performances
Wed 13th May Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Thu 14th May Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Thu 14th May Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
Fri 15th May Leeds Leeds Grand Theatre
There are a total of 13 upcoming performances for this production
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The Flying Dutchman

Summer 2015

27th Jun - 11th Jul 2015

Nationwide

Touring 5 theatres

Adult ticket: £15 - £52

The Flying Dutchman

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Richard Wagner 1843

Having performed all four instalments of the Ring cycle in successive years, Opera North continues its Wagnerian voyage with the work that the composer himself regarded as the true beginning of his career as a musical dramatist.

Perhaps one reason for this assessment is that the myth of the Dutchman, doomed to wander the seas eternally unless he finds redemption through a woman’s faithful love, treats of themes that were to recur throughout the rest of Wagner’s career. From this material, he constructed a thrillingly taut music drama that grips from the first, storm-tossed notes of the famous overture, to the work’s resplendent final moments of transfiguration.

Like Opera North’s highly acclaimed Ring, The Flying Dutchman will be presented in a concert staging by Peter Mumford, and conducted by the Company’s Music Director Richard Farnes. The principal singers all made their mark in the Opera North Ring: Béla Perencz (Wotan) and Alwyn Mellor (Sieglinde) in Die Walküre, and Mats Almgren (Fafner) and Mati Turi (title role) in Siegfried.

Sung in German with English titles
Performance lasts approximately 2 hours 30 minutes with no interval

Financially supported by the Opera North Future Fund

Next Performances
Sat 27th Jun Leeds Leeds Town Hall
Tue 30th Jun Leeds Leeds Town Hall
Fri 3rd Jul Gateshead Sage
Sun 5th Jul Birmingham Symphony Hall
There are a total of 6 upcoming performances for this production
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