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Join us for a year of extraordinary LIVE opera with Opera North! Choose one of our packages and save up to 15% on the cost of single tickets.

With our ticket packages of three of more operas you can select the productions that you would like to see on dates that suit you, whilst also gaining access to other great benefits including:

  • Save up to 15% on the cost of single tickets
  • Priority booking so you can select your favourite seats before the crowds
  • Free P&P on pre-ordered programmes
  • Free ticket exchange when booking for 6+ operas or just £1.50 per ticket for 3 – 5 operas.

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Explore the 2022/ 2023 season

Preview Opera North’s 2022/ 2023 season below before creating your package. You’ll be able to specify which operas you would like to include in your package on the next page.

All performances start at 7pm.

 

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THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN  

LEOŠ JANÁČEK
7 March 2023

A Forester captures a young Vixen and takes her home as a pet for his children. But she soon escapes back into the wild. There, the Vixen meets a Fox and has a family, but later is shot dead as she fends for her cubs. Her children survive, however, and the opera ends in an affirmation of the power of nature to renew itself.

Inspired by the sights and sounds of his native Moravian countryside, Janáček’s score vividly evokes both the human and animal worlds. David Pountney’s production – here conducted by Music Director Garry Walker – is widely regarded as a classic.

Sung in English with English titles
Running time approximately 2 hours 15 minutes
Signed Performance.

TOSCA  

GIACOMO PUCCINI
9 & 11 March 2023

Tosca, a star singer, is the lover of Cavaradossi, an artist. Scarpia, the corrupt Chief of Police, is obsessed with Tosca and willing to go to any lengths to have her. When Cavaradossi is arrested and tortured for helping an escaped political prisoner, Scarpia blackmails Tosca: she and Cavaradossi can go free if she will give herself to him. Violated, Tosca plots her revenge, but the consequences are more terrible than she can imagine.

Puccini’s high-octane score – at times soaring and tender, at other times brutally powerful – has made Tosca one of the world’s most popular operas. Giselle Allen and Robert Hayward reprise their roles in Edward Dick’s electrifying production.

In Italian with English titles
Running time approx 2hrs 40mins  

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS  

RICHARD STRAUSS
10 March 2023

Comedy and tragedy collide when a wealthy patron commissions two entertainments for his guests – one a knockabout comedy, the other a high-flown mythological opera. Chaos erupts when, at the last minute, both companies are instructed to perform their pieces simultaneously.

All sides of Strauss’s musical personality – comic, heroic and romantic – are on glorious display in this sumptuous confection. Director Rodula Gaitanou locates the action in a Fellini-esque Italian film studio in a production that won high praise when it was first seen in Gothenburg in 2018.

Sung in German with English titles
Running time approximately 2 hours 15 minutes
Audio Described Performance

LA TRAVIATA   

GIUSEPPE VERDI
15 – 17 November 2022

Violetta is a courtesan who is enjoying the Parisian high life when, to her surprise, she falls in love. But she cannot escape the consequences of her past life, and circumstances conspire to force her to sacrifice what may be her only chance of real love . The result is one of opera’s most profoundly moving masterpieces, both angry and tender.

Director Alessandro Talevi and designer Madeleine Boyd (The Turn of the Screw, Don Giovanni) set this riveting production of La traviata in Belle Époque Paris.

Sung in Italian with English titles
Lasts approximately 2 hours 45 minutes   

ORFEO ED EURIDICI 

CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK
18 November 2022

The unique grace and power of Gluck’s sublime score will be fully revealed in this concert performance. Soloists Alice Coote (Orfeo), Fflur Wyn (Euridice) and Daisy Brown (Amor) join the Orchestra of Opera North under the baton of Principal Guest Conductor Antony Hermus, in Gluck’s reworking of the Orpheus myth.

The beauty and directness of the music pierces the heart throughout: in the terror of Orfeo’s encounter with the Furies; in the tenderness of the pastoral scenes; and, above all, in Orfeo’s celebrated lament for his lost love, ‘Che farò senza Euridice?’ (‘What is life without Euridice?’).

Italian with English titles
Lasts approximately 1 hour 45 minutes 

ORPHEUS  

A RE-IMAGINING OF MONTEVERDI’S OPERA
AFTER CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI 
19 November 2022

The story begins with the wedding of Orpheus – a musician of mythical power – to Eurydice. But the celebrations are cut brutally short by Eurydice’s sudden death. This is a grief too great for Orpheus to bear, and he resolves to do anything he can to return her to life.

Honouring Monteverdi’s pioneering spirit, this new version of Orpheus is born of a union of uniquely talented singers and musicians from both the South Asian and western classical traditions, who invite us to join them in a thrilling reimagining of a beautiful baroque masterpiece.

In collaboration with South Asian Arts

Multilingual with English titles
Lasts approximately 2 hours 15 minutes
Audio Described Performance.

THE PEARL FISHERS 

GEORGES BIZET
11 June 2023

Concert staging 

A love triangle set against the backdrop of ancient Ceylon. It tells the story of two men, Nadir and Zurga, whose vow of friendship founders on their love for the same woman, the priestess Léïla.

The music brims with lyric beauty, imaginative orchestration, magnificent choruses and gorgeous melodies, nowhere more so than in what is perhaps the best-loved tenor/baritone duet in all opera, ‘Au fond du temple saint’.

This new concert staging of the opera in which Bizet found his distinctive voice as a composer is conducted by Matthew Kofi Waldren (Don Giovanni, La bohème) and directed by Matthew Eberhardt (Trouble in Tahiti, Street Scene).

Sung in French with English titles
Running time approximately 2 hours 15 minutes