WITH A PLETHORA OF OPERATIC GEMS
Opera North open their new Autumn Season in September with an exciting programme of three operas at The Grand Theatre.
The Greek Passion will be directed by Christopher Alden, designed by Charles Edwards and conducted by Garry Walker. Set in a remote community, Martinů’s final opera explores the divisions created in the village when refugees arrive, pleading for food and shelter, at the same time as the villagers are preparing their roles for the traditional Easter Passion play.
Returning to Opera North in Autumn 2019, Tim Albery’s thrilling production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare will be conducted by one of today’s leading early music conductors.
Phyllida Lloyd’s classic staging of Puccini’s La bohème completes the Autumn; a production which has, over the years, provided an ideal introduction to live opera for countless newcomers.
It is revived as part of the season which sees the launch of Try It ON, Opera North’s new initiative to offer first time attendees £20 tickets for all performances.
La bohème will be revived by Michael Barker-Caven, with a new international cast showcasing some of the most promising young artists of today, many of whom make their Opera North debuts.
November 2019 will see Christopher Purves and Alice Coote perform a concert of Bartok’s one act expressionist opera Bluebeard’s Castle, with the Orchestra of Opera North conducted by Sian Edwards, on Thur 28 Nov at Huddersfield Town Hall and Sat 30 Nov at Leeds Town Hall.