The Greek Passion

Bohuslav Martinů

14 Sep - 16 Nov 2019

Dates & venues

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In a remote Greek community, the villagers are casting roles for the upcoming Passion play. Manolios is cast as Christ, the widow Katerina will play Mary Magdalene, and her lover Panait is to be Judas.

When refugees arrive in the village, fleeing conflict and seeking shelter, the community becomes divided. Do the refugees present a threat, or should they be welcomed with compassion? When Manolios and Katerina take their side, an inexorable chain of events is set in motion…

Martinů’s rarely-performed opera creates a spectacular soundscape deploying large orchestral and choral forces in a drama that proceeds with filmic fluidity. Christopher Alden directs a superb ensemble cast, with Garry Walker conducting what is set to be one of the essential operatic events of the year.

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Supported by the Friends of Opera North

Price
£15 to £75*
Venues
  • Leeds Grand Theatre
  • Theatre Royal Newcastle
  • Theatre Royal, Nottingham
  • The Lowry, Salford Quays

Running time
Lasts approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

Language
Sung in English

On sale dates
Full Season Package: 14 Mar
Create Your Own Package: 21 Mar
Bronze Patrons: 4 Apr
Friends: 5 Apr
Under 30s: 8 Apr
Public booking: 9 Apr
Tour venues: from Mon 4 Mar

*Prices and booking dates vary by venue. Booking fees may apply.

Cast

Nicky Spence

Manolios

Magdalena Molendowska

Katerina

Paul Nilon

Yannakos

Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts

Panait

Stephen Gadd

Priest Grigoris

John Savournin

Priest Fotis

Steven Page

Captain

Brian Bannatyne-Scott

Archon

Creative team

Garry Walker

Conductor

Christopher Alden

Director

Tim Claydon

Choreographer

Charles Edwards

Set and Lighting Designer

Doey Lüthi

Costume Designer

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