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Play, Tue 29 - Wed 30 Aug 2017

'Alfred' by Thomas Arne

'Alfred' by Thomas Arne


Part of Left Bank Opera Festival 2017

Join Northern Opera Group for one of the greatest and most thrilling British operas of all time.

Physically and emotionally battered by war with the marauding Danish forces, King Alfred is forced to take shelter with a peasant family on the Isle of Athelney.

At the point of defeat, the King's (and the country's) last hope rests with one man - the King's young son, Prince Edward.

The heart of this year's Festival, 'Alfred' is the inspiration for our theme of 'Great British Opera'. A powerfully patriotic opera (the song 'Rule, Britannia' comes from 'Alfred'), the opera will provide plenty to consider across the Festival - make sure to pop in to our open rehearsal on Monday 28, our post-show discussion on Tuesday 29, and join us for the opportunity to examine the three earliest printed copies of the opera at the University of Leeds on Wednesday 30 August.

An opera of great passion, love and honour, don't miss this rare opportunity to see Arne's stunning opera in the magnificent setting of Left Bank Leeds.

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Tue 29 - Wed 30 Aug 2017 19:30 to 21:00

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Cardigan Road,



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Map reference: SE 281348  Lat: 53.80962 Long: -1.57444

By Car:

Take the A65 out of Leeds for one mile. At the junction with a viaduct above, turn right on to Caridgane Road. At the next set of lights carry straight on. The venue is found on the right hand side after the entrance to Harold Grove.

Public Transport

Travel by Bus

Local bus number 19 from Leeds city centre stops within a minute’s walk from the venue in either direction.

Buses 49, 50/50A and 56 stop within 10 minutes’ walk of the venue.

Travel by Train

Leeds Train Station is a 10 minute taxi ride away (20 minutes at peak times). The Harrogate line train between Leeds and Knaresborough stops at Burley Park station, which is a 5 minute walk away.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station


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