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Love Life

Step into six enchanting productions in our 2024–2025 season.

The Magic Flute: Mozart: 27 September 2024 - 29 March 2025

One of the greatest operas ever written, a quest to find love in an enchanted world. With fantasy, romance and plenty of musical fireworks, The Magic Flute is a delight for all and is the ideal introduction to opera for everyone, packed with fantasy, romance and daring. Includes audio described and sign interpreted performances.   

Venues: Leeds Grand Theatre, Newcastle Theatre Royal, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Theatre Royal, Nottingham, Hull New Theatre. Further information: The Magic Flute 24/25 | Opera North

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Britten: 12 October - 20 November 2024

Shakespeare's comedy repackaged in an intoxicating production. As stories intertwine, magic, mischief and mayhem are sure to follow. Britten’s music vividly sets the scene for a light-hearted and enchanting romp and is recognised as some of his best opera writing.

Venues: Leeds Grand Theatre, Newcastle Theatre Royal,The Lowry, Salford Quays, Theatre Royal, Nottingham.  Further Information:  A Midsummer Night's Dream | Opera North

Ruddigore: Gilbert and Sullivan: 26 October - 21 November 2024

The topsy-turvy world of the cursed bad baronet has all the hallmarks of classic Gilbert and Sullivan. Cue much hilarity and mayhem. Includes a relaxed, dementia-friendly matinee, and audio described performances.

Venues: Leeds Grand Theatre, Newcastle Theatre Royal, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Theatre Royal, Nottingham, Further Information: Ruddigore | Opera North

The Flying Dutchman: Wagner: 1 February - 28 March 2025

Discover the legend of The Flying Dutchman in a brand-new production, with bracing music to propel you through a stormy love story.

Venues: Leeds Grand Theatre, Newcastle Theatre Royal, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Theatre Royal, Nottingham, Hull New Theatre. Further Information: The Flying Dutchman | Opera North

Love Life: Weill: 16 - 18 January 2025

A new production of a 1948 Broadway hit, following a marriage gone sour and 150 years of US history. Brilliantly inventive yet familiar. Don’t miss a unique opportunity to catch this important, influential, brilliantly entertaining show.

Venue: Leeds Grand Theatre. Further Information: Love Life | Opera North

Simon Boccanegra: Verdi | Concert staging: 24 April - 24 May 2025

Political rivalry and personal tragedy meet in 14th-century Genoa. This thrilling drama is brought to life in a must-see concert staging.

Venues: George's Concert Hall, Bradford, Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, The Glasshouse, Gateshead, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Hull City Hall, Southbank Centre Further Information: Simon Boccanegra | Opera North

Perfect for families

Young ones can meet some of operas most colourful characters in our interactive show, The Big Opera Adventure  (29 October - 16 November 2024). Or pack a much-loved opera into 100 minutes with The Magic Flute Lit (20 February - 20 March 2025).

Further Information: What’s On | Opera North