A Classic Summer's Evening

Part of the Millennium Square Summer Series 2018

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Joined by internationally acclaimed soloist Rafael Rojas (TurandotAndrea Chénier, Un ballo in maschera), Opera North presents a sparkling summer concert under the stars as its celebrated Orchestra takes to the stage for the second night of Opera North in the City at Millennium Square.

Indulge in a breath-taking collection of much-loved favourites as the Orchestra of Opera North performs a glorious showcase of orchestral favourites and big-hitting arias from its vast repertoire and upcoming season at Leeds Grand Theatre. This open-air medley of classical masterpieces and lesser-known gems is a wonderfully uplifting accompaniment to a summer’s evening in the heart of Leeds.


£21 - £45

£45 VIP tickets
VIP package includes: A premium seat located in the best position of the arena / Complimentary refreshments that include prosecco, nibbles or a hot beverage and cookies at Civic Hall to be enjoyed both pre-show and interval / A VIP lanyard / Exclusive access to Civic Hall toilets pre-concert and interval

Running time

2 hours 30 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
Doors 6pm, Performance 7pm

Additional information
Under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult

Concessions available
Leeds Card, Breezecard, Opera North Friends, Patrons and Associates

What the critics say...

“a beautifully seasoned tenor… transcendent”
The Observer on Rafael Rojas

“irresistibly burnished voice… impeccably tasteful delivery”
The Guardian on Rafael Rojas

Performance Programme

Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Smetana Vltava
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet – Dance of the knights
Leoncavallo Pagliacci – Vesti la giubba
Verdi Rigoletto – La Donna e mobile
Ponchielli La Gioconda – Dance of the Hours
Enescu Romanian Rhapsody no.1
Ravel Bolero
Dvorak Symphony no.9 – II
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker – Dance of the Mirlitons
Swan Lake – Danse des Cygnets
Khachaturian Gayaneh – Sabre Dance
Puccini Tosca – E lucevan le stelle
Debussy Clair de lune
Grieg Peer Gynt – Morning , In the Hall of the Mountain King
Johann Strauss II The Blue Danube
Puccini Turandot – Nessun Dorma
A Classic Summer's Evening

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