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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.

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes


Sung in Italian with English titles

  • Turandot Orla Boylan
  • Calaf Rafael Rojas
  • Timur Alastair Miles
  • Emperor Altoum Bonaventura Bottone
  • Liù Sunyoung Seo
  • Ping Gavan Ring
  • Pang Joseph Shovelton
  • Pong Nicholas Watts
Creative Team
  • Conductor Aleksandar Markovic
  • Director Annabel Arden
  • Set & Costume Designer Joanna Parker

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Leeds Town Hall
The Headrow

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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 10 minute drive from the M1 and M62 motorways.

The nearest car park to the Town Hall is the 24 hour secure car park in The Light accessible via Great George Street.

We advise patrons travelling by car to leave as much time as possible for parking.

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Theatre Square

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Victoria Square


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36 Hope Street
L1 9BP

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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.

Directions from the M62

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
Hope Street.

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
Gateshead Quays


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.

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