A great offer from Opera North
As part of our DARE partnership with Opera North, staff are being offered a fantastic discount on tickets for ON’s autumn series of short operas, the ‘Little Greats’.
Wallis Giunta as Dinah and Quirijn de Lang as Sam in Trouble in Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein. Credit Richard Moran
The Little Greats brings together six mini masterpieces, each packing the power of a complete opera into an approachable form.
The Little Greats season journeys through much-loved opera and rarer stage works, including the raw, hot-blooded passion of Leoncavallos Pagliacci and Mascagnis Cavalleria rusticana. It takes in the popular charm and unmatched comic style of Gilbert and Sullivans operetta Trial by Jury, delves into the inventive musical modernism of the early 20th century in Ravels Lenfant et les sortilèges and Janáčeks Osud (Destiny), and ends in the 1950s with Leonard Bernsteins Trouble in Tahiti, a dazzlingly witty fusion of operatic conventions with the newer idioms of American jazz, Hollywood and musical theatre, presented in Bernsteins centenary year.
Watch the season trailer:
The Little Greats season opened from 16 September at Leeds Grand Theatre, where the six operas are presented in a radical mix-and-match rotation, creating an ever-changing series of new and unusual pairings.
Tickets for each short opera are sold separately, giving audiences the flexibility to choose their own path through the season. Anyone new to opera in Leeds can take advantage of a £10 ticket offer, which will make the best available seats cheaper for newcomers at every single performance, generously funded by the Opera North Future Fund.
University staff who have been to the opera in Leeds before can take advantage of an exclusive £10 ticket offer from DARE. Read more about the offer (staff only - you'll need to give your log in details to read more).
The performance schedule is:
|Sat 23 Sept||Pagliacci / Lenfant et les sortilèges||7.15pm & 9.00pm|
|Wed 27 Sept||Cavalleria rusticana / Trial by Jury||7.15pm & 9.00pm|
|Fri 29 Sept||Trial by Jury / Lenfant et les sortilèges
||7.15pm & 8.30pm|
|Sat 30 Sept||Pagliacci / Cavalleria rusticana||7.15pm & 9.00pm|
| Sat 7 Oct
||Lenfant et les sortilèges|| 2.15pm
| Sat 7 Oct
||Cavalleria rusticana / Trial by Jury||7.15pm & 9.00pm|
| Wed 11 Oct
||Osud / Trouble in Tahiti||7.15pm & 9.00pm|
|Thu 12 Oct||Pagliacci / Cavalleria rusticana||7.15pm & 9.00pm|
|Fri 13 Oct||Trouble in Tahiti / Trial by Jury||7.15pm & 8.30pm|
|Sat 14 Oct||Trouble in Tahiti||2.15pm|
|Sat 14 Oct||Osud / Cavalleria rusticana||7.15pm & 9.00pm|
|Wed 18 Oct||Pagliacci / Osud||7.15pm & 9.00pm|
|Thu 19 Oct||Cavalleria rusticana / Trouble in Tahiti||7.15pm & 9.00pm|
|Fri 20 Oct||Osud / Lenfant et les sortilèges||7.15pm & 9.00pm|
|Sat 21 Oct||Trouble in Tahiti / Trial by Jury||2.15pm & 3.30pm|
|Sat 21 Oct||Pagliacci / Cavalleria rusticana|| 7.15pm & 9.00pm
Banner image: scene from Lenfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel. Credit Richard Moran.
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