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Music, Fri 28 Oct 2016

Der Rosenkavalier

Der Rosenkavalier


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.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Fri 28 Oct 2016 18:30 to 00:00
17 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 28 Oct Der Rosenkavalier
Sat 29 Oct Billy Budd
Sun 30 Oct Sixties Gold
Mon 31 Oct - Sat 5 Nov The Rocky Horror Show
Mon 7 - Sat 12 Nov Million Dollar Quartet
Mon 14 - Sat 19 Nov Ghost The Musical



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    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality