Will you help us bring the joy of Falstaff to audiences across the north?

After a lifelong career composing some of opera’s greatest tragedies, Verdi turned to Shakespeare’s great comic rogue as inspiration for his final masterpiece. Widely considered one of the composer’s finest works, Falstaff brings together beautiful melodies, dramatic story-telling and laugh-out-loud comedy in a fast-paced gem of a piece that is one of the highest points of achievement in the operatic canon.

This autumn, Opera North opens its 2023-24 season with a brand new production of Falstaff. Building on the company’s previous successes presenting the works of Verdi to critical acclaim, Opera North Music Director, Garry Walker, conducts an outstanding ensemble cast, featuring an array of well-known artists alongside exciting new talent, with celebrated British bass-baritone Henry Waddington in the title role. Director Olivia Fuchs returns to serve up a rich feast of an opera, fully worthy of the abundant personality of its hero.

Be part of something extraordinary and help us to share the joy of Falstaff with audiences across the North of England. By making a donation today, you will play a vital role in enabling Opera North to bring this vibrant production to life and introduce new audiences to Verdi’s monumental final opera.

Presented as part of our Green Season.

Join the Falstaff Circle

Become a member of the Falstaff Circle and get even closer to the heart of this bold and ambitious production. In thanks for your extraordinary support, you will gain a truly unique insider view of the creative process from conception to curtain down through special events, invitations to rehearsals and opportunities to meet artists and members of the creative team.  

Silver Circle Member

(Membership fee £200 and donation £800)

  • Complimentary best seat tickets for two to a performance of Falstaff at a venue of your choice, including complimentary programme 
  • Invitation to an exclusive behind the scenes event with members of the creative team 
  • Acknowledgement of your support in the production programme and on the Opera North website

Gold Circle Member

(Membership fee £300 and donation £2,200)

All Silver benefits plus:

  • An exclusive invitation to a rehearsal in Leeds, followed by a drinks reception with members of the cast 
  • A souvenir programme signed by members of the cast and creative team 

Platinum Circle Member

(Membership fee £500 and donation £4,500)

All Silver and Gold benefits plus: 

  • An invitation to the sitzprobe in Leeds, including an opportunity to meet conductor and Opera North Music Director, Garry Walker 
  • An invitation to a special celebratory dinner with members of the cast and creative team
  • An exclusive souvenir print signed by members of the cast

For more information on the Falstaff Circle, or to set up payment in instalments, please contact Robyn Masson, Individual Giving Manager on 0113 223 3553 or by email at robyn.masson@operanorth.co.uk

Become a Syndicate Supporter

Support the production at a level of your choosing by becoming a syndicate member of the Falstaff Circle. Every donation is greatly appreciated and will enable our team to realise their creative vision and bring this production to life.

Syndicate members who donate £50 or more will be invited to a special event in the Falstaff rehearsal studio to thank you for your support.

Share the joy of Falstaff

Support Falstaff by making a donation today and help us to share this extraordinary experience with audiences across the north.

Get in touch 

Email: robyn.masson@operanorth.co.uk 
Phone: +44 (0)113 223 3553 


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