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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!

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Opera North: Tosca

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 [...]

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Opera North: The Merry Widow

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 [...]

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Opera North: The Magic Flute

Saturday 23 March

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A bewitching coming-of-age adventure…

The Magic Flute is an epic tale about growing up, finding your way in the world and learning to love. Join Prince Tamino on his quest to rescue Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night held captive by the Priest of the Sun. But his [...]

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Opera North: Katya Kabanova

Leoš Janáček

A wildly beautiful tale of temptation, passion and guilt…

Katya is a gentle soul drowning in a narrow-minded small-town society. She is married to a weak man who is entirely under the thumb of his overbearing mother. Katya catches the eye of the romantic Boris, and when [...]

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Opera North: The Rite of Spring & Gianni Schicchi

⚠️ Potential delays on the M1 this evening due to ‘Brexit Go Slow Protest’!
Please read the article below if travelling to our venues by road and allow extra time for your journey… [...]

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Opera North: Aida

Wednesday 15 May

Giuseppe Verdi

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 [...]

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