Opera North 2018/19 season announced
Opera North has just announced their upcoming 2018/19 season and we can’t wait to welcome them back after their sensational season of Fatal Passions (on until 17 March).
Opera North’s autumn season at the Theatre Royal opens with a brand new production of Puccini’s Tosca, followed by a revival of Lehár’s comical operetta, The Merry Widow.
Winter opens with a new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, before Opera North revives its acclaimed Katya Kabanova. To follow is a double-bill of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi alongside Stravinsky’s iconic ballet The Rite of Spring with Phoenix Dance Theatre, with whom they collaborate for the first time.
Lastly, the season closes at the Royal Concert Hall with the latest in Opera North’s now-celebrated series of concert stagings: Verdi’s Aida.
Take advantage of our multi-buy savings and create your own Season Ticket package when you buy for 3 or more operas in the 2018/19 season!
Giacomo Puccini 1900
Secrets, lies, and a lethal ultimatum
Tosca, Rome’s star opera singer, is deeply in love with charismatic artist Cavaradossi. When he is arrested and tortured by Scarpia, the corrupt Chief of Police, Tosca becomes the victim of cruel blackmail: she [...]More Info & Book Tickets
Franz Lehár 1905
An effervescent whirlwind of romance and entertainment
Hanna Glawari is a young, beautiful and stupendously wealthy widow hailing from the near-bankrupt nation of Pontevedro. Arriving in Paris, French bachelors everywhere vie excitedly for her attention. Meanwhile Baron Zeta, the [...]More Info & Book Tickets
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Magic Flute is a story about the trials of life: growing up, finding your way in the world and learning to love. Adventure jostles with fantasy, comedy with drama, and Mozart sets it all to a score full of miraculous music. Popular songs are mixed with stirring choruses, arias [...]More Info & Book Tickets
Janáček took his inspiration for Katya Kabanova from several sources: a Russian play, The Storm; his admiration for Puccini’s Madama Butterfly; and above all, his own unrequited love for a married woman.
Katya is a woman with a gentle soul and a [...]More Info & Book Tickets
For the first time, Opera North collaborates with Leeds-based, internationally-renowned Phoenix Dance Theatre. Together they present present Stravinsky’s groundbreaking ballet The Rite of Spring, along with Puccini’s Gianni Schicci in a double bill offering two very different reflections on the decline of the old order and th [...]More Info & Book Tickets
Commissioned to create a grand opera to inaugurate the new opera house in Cairo, Verdi responded by creating a historical fantasy of Egypt on a tragic theme. Yet for all its scenes of spectacle, such as the famous triumphal march, at the heart of Aida is a web of intimate personal relations [...]More Info & Book Tickets