The Orchestra of Opera North: Viennese Whirl

30 and 31 December 2022

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A winter wonderland with the Orchestra of Opera North.

As intoxicating, rich and elaborately layered as the finest Austrian dessert, Opera North’s traditional New Year celebration will whisk you off down the Danube in the company of guest soprano Jennifer France and conductor Christoph Altstaedt (Opera North’s Hansel and Gretel; Don Giovanni).

The Blue Danube, ‘The Radetzky March’ and other Strauss family essentials complement a spirited selection of waltzes, polkas and galops from Vienna and beyond, including ‘Je veux vivre’ from Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette; the wonderfully evocative Copenhagen Steam Railway by ‘Strauss of the North’ Hans Christian Lumbye; Carl Michael Ziehrer’s magical Night Owl Waltz, and many more.

From £15*

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Nikolaus von Reznicek Donna Diana Ouvertüre
Eduard Strauss ‘Telephone Polka’
Gian Carlo Menotti ‘Hello, Hello’ (from The Telephone)
Hans Christian Lumbye Copenhagen Steam Railway
Emile Waldteufel ‘The Skater’s Waltz’ op. 183
Charles Gounod ‘Je veux vivre’ (from Roméo et Juliette)
Johann Strauss II ‘Orpheus Quadrille’ op. 236

Hans Christian Lumbye ‘Champagne Galop’
Carl Michael Zierer ‘Nightowls’ (walz)
Joseph Hellmesberger junior ‘Heinzelmännchen’
Leroy Anderson ‘The Typewriter’
Leonard Bernstein ‘Glitter and be Gay’ (from Candide)
Johann Strauss II The Blue Danube

The programme will include a Minute Masterpiece
Mandy Leung Nostos

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Christoph Altstaedt

Christoph Altstaedt

Joy in music-making: German conductor Christoph Altstaedt returns to the Orchestra of Opera North for our traditional Viennese Whirl concerts to celebrate New Year.

The Orchestra of Opera North: Viennese Whirl

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