Opera North: Simon Boccanegra

Tuesday 29 April 7:00pm Opera Schools
Tickets £16.50 to £55.50

Venue: Royal Concert Hall

Running time: Doors: 6pm. Approx. running time: 2 hours 30 mins

Important Information

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

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Set in 14th-century Genoa, Simon Boccanegra is a gripping story of political intrigue and personal tragedy.

With music full of dark-hued grandeur and excitement, Opera North’s first ever performances of Simon Boccanegra follow Opera North’s acclaimed concert stagings of large-scale Italian classics such as Turandot and Aida. It promises to be an unmissable event.

At its core is a decades-long feud between political rivals: Simon Boccanegra, former pirate and man of the people, and Jacopo Fiesco, a leading member of the nobility. But these enemies are bound together by the strongest of family ties: one is the father and the other the grandfather of the same woman, Amelia.

Premiered in 1857, Verdi revised the opera in 1881 with the librettist Arrigo Boito, with whom he later collaborated on his final masterpieces, Otello and Falstaff. Together they crafted a Shakespearean drama of love, loss and reconciliation which, in its celebrated Council Chamber scene, contains Verdi’s most impassioned plea for peace and unity.

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Under 18s
Tickets £10. To purchase these tickets you must be under 18 at the time of booking. You may be asked to show your ID on doors to confirm your age.

Try It ON scheme (new to opera)
Tickets £20. Register on the Opera North website

Under 30s
Tickets £10. Register on the Opera North website

School Groups
£10 tickets available on price bands 3 & 4. 1 free teacher per 10 tickets booked. Please email our Group Sales team or call 0115 989 5555 to book

Groups 10+
Save £7.50 off price bands 2 and 3 or £5.00 off price band 4. Please email our Group Sales team or call 0115 989 5555 to book

Over 60s
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