The story, the music, the production, the trivia — here's everything you need to know about Turandot in one place. Read More
28 Apr - 20 May 2017
Puccini's thrilling final opera performed as the latest of our acclaimed concert stagings.
In ancient Beijing, Princess Turandot decrees that she will marry the prince who can solve three riddles. Those who fail are put to death. Prince Calaf, dazzled by her beauty, determines to win her despite the pleas of the servant girl Liu who is secretly in love with him.
Puccini’s last opera includes music of exotic colour and overwhelming power, including the famous and instantly recognisable ‘Nessun Dorma’.
Following in the wake of its world-beating Ring cycle, Turandot is the latest in Opera North’s celebrated series of concert stagings of epic operas.
Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes
Sung in Italian with English titles
The drama is viscerally alive...a complete triumph.
The Telegraph - Full Review ›
Opera North’s soloists could stop a cavalry charge by decibels alone. It makes for thrilling Puccini.
The Times - Full Review ›
a searing account of Puccini's huge and ruthless final opus...spine-tingling...the ear is ravished.
What's On Stage - Full Review ›
magnificent...harrowing intensity...pure theatre.
The Guardian - Full Review ›
Tenor Rafael Rojas was breathtaking...His seemingly effortless “Nessun dorma” in Act III was thrilling...magnificent.
Bachtrack - Full Review ›
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Leeds Town Hall
Box Office: 0844 848 2720 (calls cost 7ppm)
Leeds Town Hall is conveniently located in the centre of Leeds, next to Leeds Central Library and Leeds City Art Gallery. It is a five minute walk from both the rail and bus stations and a ten minute drive from the M1 and M62 motorways.
Choose from these fantastic pre-performance dining options and make your experience complete!
Explore the pre-theatre menu (available Monday to Saturday 5.00-6.30pm) or a la carte menu at Iberica, Leeds' authentic Spanish dining experience, just a three minute walk from Leeds Town Hall. Turandot bookers can also enjoy a complimentary glass of cava when ordering from either menu on presentation of ticket (day of performance).
Veritas Ale & Wine Bar
Enjoy a special pre-opera meal at Veritas Ale & Wine Bar. Just a 2 minute walk from Leeds Town Hall, 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.
Follow signs for the city centre and the 'Royal Zone'. Nearest car parks are Q-Park on Talbot Street 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.
For bus times call Nottingham City Transport on 0115 950 6070 or www.nctx.co.uk and trentbarton on 01773 712265 or www.trentbarton.co.uk Alternative bus routes can be found at Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.travelineastmidlands.co.uk
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.
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.
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Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is within walking distance of Lime Street and Central Stations. We are also on the frequent 86 bus route. Merseytravel.gov.uk has comprehensive transport information and a ‘Journey Planner’ service, or you can call Traveline on 0871 200 2233.
Continue along the motorway until its end and then follow the signs for the city centre, cathedrals and
universities (c.3 miles). Turn left at the Metropolitan Cathedral and head past the Everyman Theatre along
If lost, use this maxim: find one cathedral, head for the other. Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is halfway between the two.
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St Mary's Square
The Sage Gateshead has its own car park with lift access situated directly behind the building. If you arrive and depart within 30 minutes, there is no charge. From 06.00-17.00 charges are £1.50 per hour, paid for on exit only. From 5pm there is a pre-pay discounted rate available at a fixed charge of £3.50 for the whole evening.
Further car parking is available within two to fifteen minutes walking distance from The Sage Gateshead, in Gateshead and Newcastle centres.
Thanks to the generosity of Nexus, you can travel to and from Gateshead Interchange by Metro absolutely free: simply retain your event ticket for inspection on the Metro (valid two hours prior to, and after, an event at The Sage Gateshead).
The bright yellow Quaylink buses run every 10 minutes during the day, around every 20 minutes during the evenings and directly serves The Sage Gateshead.