All you need to know about Donizetti's comic opera L'elisir d'amore in one place — right here! Read More
17 Feb - 17 Mar 2016
Enjoy this sunny 1950s-style production of Donizetti’s light-hearted and moving comedy about the naive Nemorino besotted with the beautiful bar owner Adina. She torments him with her indifference and attaches herself to the experienced charmer Belcore. In desperation, Nemorino seeks the help of Dr. Dulcamara’s miraculous ‘love potion’. Is this the reason for Nemorino’s sudden popularity with every girl in the village? Will he gain Adina’s love before it’s too late?
Fresh and funny, the opera includes one of the best-loved of tenor arias, ‘Una furtiva lagrima’. The cast is headed by four singers who’ve each made a strong impression in recent Opera North productions: Gabriela Iştoc and Duncan Rock as, respectively, Mimì and Marcello in La Bohème (2014); Jung Soo Yun, Macduff in Verdi’s Macbeth (2014); and Richard Burkhard in the title role of The Marriage of Figaro (2015).
Complete with a hot-air balloon and Vespas, this uplifting production will definitely leave you wanting more.
a Fellini-esque vision of scooters, cappuccino machines and champagne fountains, set on a sun-washed hotel terrace overlooking the sea... like revisiting a perfect holiday spot...
Sung in Italian with English titles
Lasts approximately 2 hours 40 minutes
Impressive... Tobias Ringborg’s conducting is fresh, fizzy and vibrant enough to suggest that those Vespas still have plenty of miles on the clock yet.
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Get a taster of our fun-loving and sunny production of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore with this behind the scenes trailer Read More
46 New Briggate
Leeds Grand Theatre
Box Office: 0844 848 2720 (calls cost 7ppm)
Choose from these fantastic pre-theatre dining options and make your experience complete!
We have teamed uo with Issho to complete your evening with this Little Greats taster menu, featuring a selection of expertly prepared Japanese dishes, exclusively available for Little Greats ticket holders. Minimum 2 persons, £25 per guest. All dishes will be served in order. Includes a glass of wine or prosecco.
Ham & Friends
Ticket holders for Opera North and Howard Assembly Room performances get 10% off food on presentation of ticket or access to an exclusive pre-theatre menu at Ham & Friends, a recently opened kitchen and wine bar in the Grand Arcade, just around the corner from Leeds Grand Theatre. Ticket holders also receive a free glass of prosecco on spending £15 per head.
Opera North ticket holders can enjoy 20% off their food bill at The Alchemist. Located on the second floor of Trinity Shopping Centre, The Alchemist offers a fantastic menu and stunning views of Leeds City Centre. Not available Saturdays.
Manahatta is a recently opened bar and kitchen located on Merrion Street, just a minute's walk from Leeds Grand Theatre. Serving a fantastic New York inspired menu made with fresh local produce, guests will receive 20% off their food bill before 6.15pm with proof of ticket. Booking is required.
Opera North and Howard Assembly Room ticket holders can enjoy 10% off all drinks at New Briggate's finest craft beer hotspot — North Bar, just a stone's throw from Leeds Grand Theatre.
Enjoy 15% off all food and drink at authentic Italian wine bar Veeno (Leeds branch only) on presentation of ticket for an Opera North performance. Excludes Fridays and Saturdays after 5.00pm.
Veritas Ale & Wine Bar
Enjoy a special pre-opera meal at Veritas Ale & Wine Bar. Just a 5-10 minute walk from Leeds Grand Theatre, choose either two courses for £13.95 (£17.50 with a 175ml house wine) or three courses for £15.95 (£19.50 with a 175ml house wine). Available 5.00-6.30pm. Booking is required.
Sample the fabulous pre-theatre menu at Brasserie Blanc and choose from two courses for £11.95 or three courses for £15.45, with a complimentary glass of fizz for Opera North ticket holders. Located just a 10 minute walk from the Leeds Grand Theatre. Available 12.00-6.30pm, Monday-Saturday.
Just a 5 minute walk from Leeds Grand Theatre, The Reliance bar and dining room offers a fantastic pre-theatre menu. Choose from two courses for £14.45 or three courses for £18.90. Available 5.30-6.30pm, Monday-Saturday.
100 Grey Street
Box office: 08448 112121
Free Parking in all City Council multi-storey carparks after 5pm.
The two closest car parks to Theatre Royal are the Oxford Street multi-storey (just behind the Laing) and the Dean Street multi-storey. Click here for more info.
There are two parking spaces for blue badge holders on Shakespeare Street and three on Hood Street. Most parking meters are free to Blue Badge Holders.
Alight at Monument Metro Station and follow the signs for the Theatre Royal. We are less than one minutes walk from the Metro entrance on Grey Street.
Travel free on the Metro with your theatre ticket (up to two hours before and after the performance) - simply retain your theatre ticket for inspection by Metro Staff.
The Theatre Royal is only ten minutes walk from Newcastle Central Station.
Box Office: 0115 989 5555
Find access details for Nottingham Theatre Royal.
Follow signs for the city centre and the 'Royal Zone'. Nearest car parks are Talbot Street car park and Crowne Plaza Hotel car park on Wollaton Street.
For maps and information about on-street parking, off-street car parks, park and ride and the blue badge scheme please visit Parking In Nottingham
The 'Royal Centre' tram stop is directly outside the venue and runs every 10 minutes until midnight. There are five Park and Ride sites along the route. Visit www.thetram.net or call 0115 942 7777 for full details of the tram route. Find out about our £1 return tram ticket here.
Nottingham Station is a 15 minute walk or a short taxi or tram ride from the venue. Call 0845 748 4950 or www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times and fares.
Discover exciting pre-theatre dining options for Nottingham Theatre Royal.
Box office: 0843 208 6000
There is a passenger drop-off point immediately in front of The Lowry. Secure parking is available in The Lowry Outlet Mall multi-storey car park. There are designated areas for disabled parking on every level.
The Lowry is accessible by train, tram and bus. http://www.tfgm.com/
From national railway stations, Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria you can travel to The Lowry by Metrolink tram. You can board an Eccles line tram and should alight at Harbour City, or Media City UK for trams which stop there, as this is slightly closer.
Opera North has teamed up with Pintura Bar & Kitchen to bring you the specially crafted L’elisir d’amore cocktail! A twist on a classic Paloma, this exciting fusion of tequila, Liqueur de Pamplemousse and fresh pink grapefruit juice will provide you with the perfect post-finale fun to end your evening, and is just £5 for L’elisir d’amore ticket holders.
Two free Pintxos (the Basque answer to Tapas) are also available on presentation of L'elisir d'amore ticket.
Pintura opened its doors in March 2015 and is inspired by the culture of the Basque region, the original setting for Donizetti’s opera.
We have also teamed up with several other restaurants and bars close to Leeds Grand Theatre to provide an exciting range of dining options to complete your experience.
For accessibility information for Leeds Grand Theatre, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Newcastle Theatre Royal and Nottingham Theatre Royal, visit our Accessibility page.
Are you 19-29 years old or a full-time student? Enjoy live music and theatre? Interested in attending events for a discounted price? Join our Under 30s scheme! The membership is FREE and a great opportunity for you and your friends to experience opera and more…
This season, our U30 members receive:
And much more!
If you purchase 3 or more operas from our remaining 2015/2016 season, you receive 10% off your total ticket price plus a whole host of other benefits including: