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Opera North 2017/18 New Season Announcement

Autumn 2017 sees the return of a format first presented in 2004, for a new festival season of one act operas.

The Little Greats brings together six short operas, from the well-known to rarely performed jewels of the genre: Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, Janáček’s Fate (Osud), Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges, Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury, and Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti.

A company of artists has been assembled for The Little Greats season, all taking on multiple roles, including Giselle Allen, Peter Auty, Katie Bray, Richard Burkhard, Wallis Giunta, John Graham-Hall, Quirijn de Lang, Rosalind Plowright, Phillip Rhodes, John Savournin, Joseph Shovelton, Jonathan Stoughton, Ann Taylor, and Fflur Wyn.

For Winter 2018, Opera North’s first ever production of Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera sees the Company’s former music director Richard Farnes return to conduct, in a production by Tim Albery with a cast including Rafael Rojas as Gustavo, Adrienn Miksch as Amelia, and Patricia Bardon as Madame Arvindson.

Winter 2018 also includes revivals of two of the most popular pieces in the repertoire. Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is presented in a classic production by Tim Albery with Anne Sophie Duprels in the title role, while Alessandro Talevi’s innovative take on Mozart’s darkest work, Don Giovanni is conducted for this revival by music director Aleksandar Markovic.

Performances at the Theatre Royal Nottingham are:
Wednesday 1 November – L’enfant et les sortilèges / Osud 7.15pm
Thursday 2 November – Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci 7.15pm
Friday 3 November – Trouble in Tahiti / Trial by Jury 7.15pm
Saturday 4 November – L’enfant et les sortilèges 2.15pm
Saturday 4 November – Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci 7.15pm 

Tuesday 13 March – Madama Butterfly 7.30pm
Wednesday 14 March – Don Giovanni 7.00pm
Thursday 15 March – Madama Butterfly 7.30pm
Friday 16 March – Don Giovanni 7.00pm
Saturday 17 March – Un ballo in maschera 7.00pm


Booking dates
Take advantage of our priority booking periods and get the best seats for the shows you don’t want to miss!
Create Your Own Package: Thursday 9 March
Single ticket booking dates: Associates of Opera North: Friday 10 March, Friends of Opera North: Monday 13 March, Public booking: Friday 17 March 


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