Step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom…
16 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
The curtain-raiser for Opera North's season of Little Greats is a short, sharp shot of thrilling drama, raw passion and gritty realism.
Leoncavallo’s ‘bleeding slice of life’ features a touring theatre troupe preparing for a show. Canio is eaten up with jealous suspicion of his wife, the leading lady. When he learns the truth of her faithlessness, the performance of the play is derailed by real life passion spun out of control, and the stage becomes the scene of a violent reckoning. Pagliacci is an operatic rollercoaster, hurtling towards a bloody climax that unfolds in front of the shocked on-stage audience.
Strap in tight and get ready to career from laughter to horrified awe as comedy and tragedy collide amidst scintillating melodies. Pagliacci includes some of the most famous music ever written for Italian opera, including the heartbroken Canio’s ‘show must go on’ aria ‘Vesti la giubba’ and Tonio’s Prologue.
Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.
Tickets £7.50 - £35, concessions available. Under 30s members £5.
Each of The Little Greats is performed as part of a double bill, with combinations changing each evening, so you can choose to see one or both operas on any date.
There is lift access to most of the auditorium (excluding the Upper Balcony) from the foyer and a wheelchair access lift to the foyer from the Box Office. Please note that some areas of the auditorium do have steep stairs and may not be suitable for people with limited mobility. We recommend checking with the Box Office before purchasing a ticket if you have concerns.
- Wheelchair access
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