Opera North today announces dates for livestreams of two major productions which have been disrupted by the second lockdown. Despite the latest setback, we are determined to keep making and sharing music with and for our audiences.
We can still perform behind closed doors under current government guidelines and we are excited to announce that we are now able to livestream Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins on Saturday 21 November, and Beethoven’s Fidelio on Saturday 12 December, meaning these fantastic productions can still be enjoyed from the comfort of your home. Both productions will be available to watch live and then on demand on Opera North’s website for a limited period.
A filmed version of Whistle Stop Opera: Cinderella is also due to be released online for free in December, offering the perfect lockdown alternative to family pantomime trips this year.
We have also made the difficult decision to postpone the tour of Parsifal in Spring 2021, due to the scale of musical forces needed for this event, which will not be possible under social distancing guidelines for performers. The tour of Parsifal will be replaced by a specially conceived event drawing on elements of Wagner’s Ring, conducted by Richard Farnes using Jonathan Dove’s orchestrations for a smaller orchestra.
If you are a ticket booker for a rescheduled or cancelled event you will be contacted by the box office holding your booking, giving you available options, including a full refund. Bookers of The Seven Deadly Sins and Fidelio will receive free access to the corresponding live streams.