Looking for a fabulously affordable night out? We’ve got just the thing…
This winter, it’s the Season of Deliciously Dark Fairy Tales, as Opera North bring us three magical productions – and we’re giving you a chance to get some of the best seats in the house for just £20. Wait, there’s more, because your ticket also bags you a free glass of prosecco and 50% off your food bill at Manahatta just around the corner on Merrion Street, so you’ve got a ready-made night out. The only question is, what will you go and see?
The Snow Maiden
This is a real treat. The Snow Maiden is a winter favourite in its homeland of Russia, but it hasn’t been performed professionally in the UK for over 60 years. Now Opera North are bringing it back to the stage, with an all singing, all dancing production that’s set to blow your socks off.
The story follows The Snow Maiden, the daughter of Old Man Frost and Spring Beauty. She’s captivated by the mortals in the nearby village and longs to love as they do, but she can’t – she has a heart of ice and if she ever falls in love, it will melt. Will she ever know love, and if she does, what will the consequences be? Find out on Saturday 28th January 2017, with fantastic seats for just £20 when you quote CINDERS.
Hansel and Gretel
One of the darkest, most haunting fairy tales of them all, Hansel and Gretel is also a wildly popular opera by Engelbert Humperdinck. But though it may be a classic, Opera North’s modern reimagining will bring it bang up to date.
Two youngsters from a poor family, Hansel and Gretel are always hungry, and so they escape into the forest in search of food. What they don’t know is that it’s full of magical beings, from the Sandman to the Dew Fairy and the evil Witch – they’ll meet them all along the way, but will they make it back out alive? Find out on Wednesday 15th February 2017, with with fantastic seats for just £20 when you quote CINDERS.
Fairy tale classic, Cinderella, will get a modern update this winter, as Opera North bring an all new production to the stage. Filled with magic, comedy and romance, this is the perfect ‘first opera’ for children and adults alike, so if you’ve never been, now’s the time to do it.
In this version of Cinderella, our heroine scrubs the floors of a dance school under the watchful gaze of her evil stepfather – but when the Prince comes to town, looking for love, she inevitably catches his eye. Will she find her happy ending? Find out at the matinee performance on Saturday 18th February 2017, with with fantastic seats for just £20 when you quote CINDERS.