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A much-loved classic opens Opera North's 2016/17 season as David McVicar's sumptuous production of Der Rosenkavalier returns to the stage.Perfectly poised between comedy and pathos, Der Rosenkavalier contrasts the impulsive young love of Octavian and Sophie with the Marschallin's acknowledgement of the passage of time. Although fearful that the 17-year-old Octavian will leave her for a younger woman, it is the Marschallin who orchestrates the first meeting between her lover and the beautiful Sophie - with inevitable consequences. Words and music seem to combine effortlessly, with the luxurious score giving full rein to Strauss's particular favourite, the soprano voice.The cast sees the welcome return of some of Opera North's best-loved performers. Having mesmerised audiences in both the harrowing title role of Jenufa last year and as Emilia Marty in The Makropulos Case (2012), Swedish soprano Ylva Kihlberg sings the bittersweet part of the Marschallin. She is joined by Helen Sherman as Octavian (Cherubino, The Marriage of Figaro (2015); Dorabella, Cosi fan tutte (2016)) and Fflur Wyn (Giannetta, L'elisir d'amore (2016); Servilia, La Clemenza di Tito (2013)) as Sophie.Aleksandar Markovic conducts in his highly anticipated debut performance as Opera North's new Music Director, following critical and audience acclaim for performances of Jenufa in 2015.
|Fri 28 Oct 2016||18:30 to 00:00|
SE 303338 53.79985 -1.54122
Follow the Leeds loop and come off at junction 8.
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From the railway station, walk up Park Row from City Square to The Headrow. Turn right along The Headrow. Pass The Light complex, Dortmund Square and Primark. Turn left along New Briggate for 50yds. Theatre is on the right.
: 1 mile from Leeds station
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