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6 Oct 2017

Orpheus’ bride Eurydice has died and been taken to the Underworld. Orpheus, heartbroken, vows to bring her back, come what may…

Opera North’s immersive installation for Light Night Leeds draws visitors into the mysterious and unsettling realm of the River Styx, the border between the living world and the Underworld below.

Based on Monteverdi’s 1607 opera, the installation combines Orpheus’ glorious song of loss and longing Possente spirto, with the hidden voices of the lost Eurydice, whispering and singing to you from all sides.

The installation runs on a loop throughout the night.

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Important Information

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Leeds Grand Theatre is open from 1 hour beforehand for ticket collection etc. and doors to the Howard Assembly Room itself 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.

The Howard Assembly Room is located inside Leeds Grand Theatre

Leeds Grand Theatre is situated on New Briggate in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

The theatre is easily accessible by public transport. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main bus station and 15 minutes walk from the train station with many buses stopping in the immediate vicinity. For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro. There is also a taxi rank outside the theatre although we recommend booking a taxi in advance, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. A limited amount of on street parking is available near the theatre is free after 6pm but this does tend to fill up very quickly.


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