Opera North Week

14th November 2010

The Operas that are being performed at the Theatre Royal are:

– The Merry Widow Tuesday 16 November & Thursday 18 November 7.30pm
“A joyous evening of fun and romance is in store, with glorious music, sumptuous period costumes and dazzling choreography.

This new production, set in 1905, infuses Parisian sensuality with Viennese sophistication as the young, beautiful and exceptionally wealthy widow, Hanna Glawari seeks a new husband who will love her for herself and not her fortune.

With a glittering cast and creative team, this timeless classic will be a treat.”

– The Turn of the Screw Wednesday 17 November 7.30pm
“Britten’s edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller is based on a chilling Henry James ghost story, recently televised by the BBC.

A governess fights to protect two children from malignant spirits, but are the spirits real or is the governess unstable? And what evil occurred before her arrival?

Britten’s hauntingly atmospheric music winds up the tension to breaking point, and this 1920s-set production will grip from first note to last.”

– The Adventures of Pinocchio Friday 19 November 7pm & Saturday 20 November 2.30pm
“The irresistible story of the wooden boy who longs to be real is brought bursting to life in this musical tale for all the family.

Enter a fairytale world full of colourful characters, spellbinding music, memorable songs and a magical set. This fantastical production captures all the inventiveness and charm of the original 1880’s creation.”

There are amazing student discounts available for ALL of these productions; all stalls tickets £10 Tues – Fri (standard prices £46 – £25), plus under 26s all stalls tickets £7.50 (available from 6pm on the day subject to availability). There is also a free 30 minute pre-show talk prior to Tues, Weds and Thurs evening performances.

So if you are already fan of Opera or fancy something new then this is the ideal (and cheap!) option.