Out of the darkness comes light
'You will not wipe away the crimes from their brow, but equally you will not extinguish the spark of God.' Janáček on From the House of the Dead.
In this opera based on Dostoyevsky's novel, Janáček draws the visceral stories of captives in a Siberian prison with pulsating energy and vivid musical imagery.
The harsh lyricism and sheer humanity of the music make this work a genuinely life-affirming celebration of the strength of the human spirit.
Each note conjures the distinct world of captivity, with chains, hammers and anvils added to the score. This new production is directed by award winning John Fulljames, and acclaimed Music Director Richard Farnes conducts the exceptional cast and all male chorus, in what promises to be a deeply touching and uplifting experience.
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Opera North are offering all Leeds University staff 50% off tickets to see From the House of the Dead at Leeds Grand Theatre on 5, 7, 12 & 14 May.
To book tickets please call Leeds Grand Theatre Box Office on 0844 848 2720 and quote 'Dare More' when you book. Alternatively, pop into the Box Office.