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See an Unbelievable Pop-up Opera on Your Lunch Break While You Feast on Pie, Mash & Beer – all for Just £12.50

· Ali Turner · Culture

Enjoy a quick-fire 30-minute opera with a beer in hand.

Opera North Pop-up

This winter, Opera North will present three Italian blockbusters, as their Fatal Passions season brings together Madama Butterfly, Un ballo in maschera and Don Giovanni. Book your tickets now...

It’s back! Opera North’s Whistle Stop Opera will return on Friday 16th February 2018, but this time it’s taking inspiration from the big, bad Don Giovanni…

For one day only, Opera North will take over an empty unit in Trinity Leeds for a quick-fire performance of Don Giovanni. This will be like no opera you’ve ever seen, and you can leave your preconceptions at the door, because they’re going to show you Mozart’s darkest, craziest opera in a short, snappy pop-up performance. It’s got passion, it’s got tension, it’s got all the best songs from the opera, but you can watch it on your lunch break with a beer in hand.

Turn your lunch break into a cultural adventure

Created by Opera North’s very own John Savournin, a man who’s both a singer and director, this inventive pop-up experience will tell the story of Don Giovanni. He’s a serial womaniser with over 2,700 notches on his bedpost, and not all of them came willingly, but he’ll get his comeuppance. Usually it’s three hours long, but they’ve cut it down to 30 minutes, with a versatile cast of three singers and an accordion player. This is your chance to see a wonderfully modern take on a classic opera – and for a bargain price too.

Enjoy a tasty lunch from Mr. D’s Magnificent Pie Machine

Mr D's Magnificent Pie Machine

One of Trinity Kitchen’s latest street food vendors, Mr. D’s Magnificent Pie Machine serves up a tantalising array of, yes, you guessed it – pies. So you’ll be treated to Mr D’s Unique Individual Steak Pie or their signature Butternut & Feta Pastry, served with mushy peas or mash, and oodles of gravy. These guys won Best Main Dish at The Great British St. Food Awards last year, so you’re in for a real treat.

Buy your tickets now

Tickets for this one-off event are just £12.50 (plus booking fee), including pie with peas or mash and a bottle of beer, but there are only 96 places up for grabs, so get yours while you can.

Event timings: The first sitting will begin at 12pm, you'll get your food on arrival, and the show will start at 12:20pm. The second sitting will begin at 1:10pm, you'll get your food on arrival, and the performance will begin at 1:30pm.