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Opera North - Bernstein Double Bill

Thursday 18 & Saturday 20 November 2021 7:00pm Opera
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Running time: Act 1, 45 minutes, 30 minute interval, Act 2, 35 minutes

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Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
Sung in English with English titles

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A dance & opera double bill

Trouble in Tahiti

Music Leonard Bernstein
Libretto Leonard Bernstein
First performance Waltham, Massachusetts, 1952

Dreams of a better life

American composer Leonard Bernstein was a major influence on the Broadway musical stage and this double bill brings together two of his pieces in a thrilling evening of music, dance and drama.

The curtain goes up on Sam and Dinah living a charmed life in their little white house in 1950s suburbia. But look more closely and you’ll see the cracks starting to appear in this couple’s American Dream… The satirical Trouble in Tahiti brings the sounds of jazz, musical theatre and the movies together, with a moment of full Hollywood pizzazz in Dinah’s showpiece number Island Magic.

West Side Story is a landmark of musical theatre and Bernstein’s stand-alone Symphonic Dances extracted from the show are packed with mambos, waltzes and cha-chas. Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Dane Hurst creates an entirely new dance work which responds to these rhythms as dancers navigate the rough edges and walls of city life, exploring conflict and the need to connect.

Cast and creative team

 

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19 – 30s & Full Time Students
All tickets £10 (subject to availability). Maximum of two tickets available per person per opera. Available on all performances (ON Under 30 Members, please contact our Box Office on 0115 989 5555 to book and request ‘Under 30’ U30 T&Cs).
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16-18 year olds attending unaccompanied
All tickets £10 (subject to availability). Maximum of two tickets available per person per opera. Available on all performances (please contact our Box Office on 0115 989 5555 to book).

Try It ON Members
Limited availability of £20 tickets for select seats. Maximum of two tickets available per person per opera. Available on all performances (Try It ON Members, please contact our Box Office on 0115 989 5555 to book and quote the promo code sent in your membership confirmation email Try it ON T&Cs).
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Audio Description Users
£25 tickets available for those using the audio description services on Friday performance (please contact our Box Office phone lines 0115 989 5555 to book).

Retired Over 60s
Save £2.50 per ticket. Available on Tuesday to Friday performances.

Under 18s (if accompanied by adult)
50% off all tickets. Available on Tuesday to Friday performances.

Registered Unwaged
50% off all tickets. Available on Tuesday to Friday performances.

Groups of 8+
Save £7.50 off tickets priced £60 and £52.50, for groups of 8 or more. Available on Tuesday to Friday performances. Please contact our Group Sales team to book.
Save £5 off tickets priced £47.50 and £36, for groups of 8 or more. Available on Tuesday to Friday performances. Please contact our Group Sales team to book.

School Groups
50% off seats in the Balcony for school groups of 10 or more, with on free teacher ticket for every 20 pupils booked. Please contact our Group Sales team to book. Available on Tuesday to Friday performances.

Concessions are not available on Saturday 7pm performance, or in the Balcony (unless otherwise stated).

“…offers a compelling emotional crescendo… flamingly impassioned”

The Times

“an emotionally powerful, lucid production… plenty of zip and pizzazz…”

The Arts Desk