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Play, from 16 Feb 2019

The Rite of Spring / Gianni Schicchi

The Rite of Spring / Gianni Schicchi


In association with Phoenix Dance Theatre.

The 1913 premiere of _The Rite of Spring_ almost caused a riot. Unconventional choreography and shockingly dissonant music provoked anger from the Parisian audience and in Stravinsky’s letter home he wrote that ‘things got as far as fighting’.

Internationally-acclaimed Haitian choreographer JEANGUY SAINTUS reimagines this iconic piece of dance in the first ever collaboration between Opera North and PHOENIX DANCE THEATRE. Saintus’ fresh interpretation is set to Stravinsky’s ground-breaking score, performed by the acclaimed Orchestra of Opera North and led by conductor GARRY WALKER.

Gianni Schicchi
A wickedly funny operatic short.

This sardonic comedy is played out around the death-bed of a rich man where scheming relatives vie for a chunk of his fortune. They turn to conman Gianni Schicchi for help, but can he be trusted? Puccini’s mini masterpiece, based on an episode in Dante’s _Inferno_, is rich with vivid characterisation and colourful music.

CHRISTOPHER ALDEN’s satirical production frames the action in the early Renaissance and the chic modern Italian costumes are a sly nod to the ageless themes of greed and avarice which Puccini exploits to brilliantly farcical effect. _Gianni Schicchi _is Puccini’s only outright comedy and features one of his best-loved arias ‘O mio babbino caro []’.

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

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 16 Feb 2019 19:30 to 00:00
Sat 23 Feb 2019 19:30 to 00:00
Thu 28 Feb 2019 19:30 to 00:00
Sat 2 Mar 2019 19:30 to 00:00


Tickets £15.00 - £75.00 (concessions available)

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 26 Jan The Magic Flute
Fri 1 Feb The Magic Flute
Sat 2 Feb Katya Kabanova
Sat 9 Feb Katya Kabanova
Fri 15 Feb The Magic Flute
Sat 16 Feb The Rite of Spring / Gianni Schicchi



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    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
    • 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