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Oh My! This One-off Pop-up Promises Dinner, a Glass of Bubbly & a 45-minute Opera – All For Just £29.50

· Ali Turner · Culture

This is dinner and a show as you’ve never experienced it before.

East 59th

It’s Figaro’s wedding day – what could possibly go wrong? Well, the Count is out to bed his bride and Marcellina is calling in a debt at the altar. Mozart’s joyous farce of mistaken identity and misunderstanding is an absolute must-see. Book now.

Dinner, drinks and a whistle-stop opera full of achingly familiar tunes – that’s what awaits at this exclusive pop-up.

Put aside your objections and cast off your preconceptions because we’re going to show you just how fun opera can be. For one night only, Opera North is taking over East 59th to speed you through The Marriage of Figaro in just 45 minutes. This is one of Mozart’s most famous operas, a rib-tickling comedy filled with songs you know, but it’s been cut down to give you a tantalising taste of what’s in store. Even better, you can enjoy a delicious supper and a welcome glass of bubbly, all for just £29.50.

Whizz through The Marriage of Figaro in just 45 minutes

Opera North Pop-up

Credit: Justin Slee

On Monday 10th February 2020, Opera North will leave the theatre to put on an intimate performance of The Marriage of Figaro at East 59th. With a cast of just four singers, they’ll regale you with a frenzy of music, including ‘Hear my prayer’, ‘How could you be so cruel’ and ‘Oh come, don’t delay’, so you can get a feel for the opera without committing to the full 3-hour show. It’s the perfect way to dip your toe in the water, but don’t be surprised if you come out wanting more.

The Marriage of Figaro is an all-out comedy, so expect belly laughs galore as you watch Figaro and Susanna getting into (and out of) all sorts of trouble. Our two lovebirds are set to get wed, but there’s one big obstacle in their way – the Count. He wants to bed Susanna and there’s an archaic law that says he can on the eve of her wedding. To outwit him, they’ll have to rope in his betrayed wife and boy does she want a little revenge. This is a fast-paced, funny show that will put you right at the heart of things. Not only will you be closer to the action than ever before, but you’ll also have a chance to be a part of it – that’s right, we’re talking audience participation!

Indulge in a delicious supper while you watch

East 59th

Where better to get your first taste of opera than East 59th? The setting’s relaxed, the food’s divine and the acoustics are great, so you can sit back and enjoy the show with a delicious feed. They’ve put together a special supper menu just for us and it comes with a glass of bubbly on arrival, so you’re all set for a great night out.

You’ll get a snack, a main and a side to fuel the entertainment. Kick off the evening with a bite-sized portion of crispy calamari, chicken tikka lollipops or belly pork bites. Veggie? Their potato dumplings are to die for, especially with that pistachio curry mayonnaise! And for your main course? The miso roast salmon is a classic that never fails to impress, but they also have chili and ginger ribs so tender that the meat falls off the bone. There’s a chicken burger too, coated in panko breadcrumbs, or why not try the vegetarian wellington, loaded with brie, mushrooms and cranberry? Whatever you choose, you can couple it with one of their oh-so-scrumptious sides and wash it down with a welcome glass of bubbly.

Everything you need to know

Opera Pop-up

Okay, let’s get to the nitty-gritty. Your ticket includes a snack, a main and a side, with a glass of bubbly on arrival. Doors open at 6:30pm and the performance starts 7pm sharp. It’s split into two halves, with your first course in the middle and your main course at the end, so you always have something to look forward to.

Terms & Conditions

Subject to availability. Tickets are non-refundable. Any purchases made beyond what's included with the ticket must be paid for on the day. Your statutory rights are unaffected. Only available to people aged 18+. Please drink responsibly. Standard Leeds-List terms and conditions apply.