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WIN Dinner at Chaophraya & Watch the Story of Caesar and Cleopatra Unfold Worth Over £200

· Ali Turner · Competitions

Cleopatra would die for the throne, but she’d rather kill for it.

Giulio Cesare

Cleopatra is vying for the throne. Julius Caesar is pursuing an enemy. Sparks fly when the two meet, but can their love last in this world of passion, vengeance and danger? Find out as Opera North bring Handel’s ravishing opera to Leeds Grand Theatre from 28th September to 17th October 2019. Book now.

A wild night out at the theatre awaits because we’re giving away tickets to Opera North’s long-awaited reprisal of Giulio Cesare…

Everyone knows the story of Cleopatra. She’s caught in a clash over the throne, desperate to steal power from her brother Tolomeo, and she knows exactly how she’s going to do it – by seducing Julius Caesar and convincing him to help overthrow her enemy. It’s a bloody, twisted story of passion, deception and revenge with some of the most famous characters in history and you can win tickets with dinner at Chaophraya before the show.

Watch the love story of Caesar and Cleopatra unfold

Giulio Cesare

Credit: Tristram Kenton

No one tells the story of Caesar and Cleopatra like Handel. He switches from vengeance to desire in the blink of an eye, bringing his characters to life with a vividly-etched score full of heartbreaking arias and big orchestral numbers that reverberate through the theatre. The set will blow you away, it’s a world of deep royal blue and glittering gold where Cleopatra wows in hot pants and battle-gear.

This is a mesmerising world of seduction, intrigue, murder and full-scale battles. You’ll see Cleopatra disguise herself as a servant to bewitch Caesar and win his support, but when the pair fall in love for real, passions flare and princes fall. Meanwhile, Sesto and Cornelia plot revenge against Tolomeo for the death of Pompeo, and they find themselves in an unlikely alliance with Cleopatra. As battles rage and enemies plot, the tension rises and the story heads towards a dramatic conclusion.

Wait, it gets better because if you’re our lucky winner, you’ll bag two of the best seats in the house on opening night, so you can see Giulio Cesare in all its glory.

Enjoy a delicious Thai feast before the show

Chaophraya

Chaophraya is one of the most sumptuous Thai restaurants in Leeds, so where better to go before the show? We’re giving away dinner for two worth up to £100, and what a dinner it will be! Start with red curry battered king prawns or crispy belly pork doused in salt and pepper. The mains are just as good – from crispy duck salad to lamb massaman and their signature weeping tiger, they’ll send you off to the theatre with a full belly and a happy smile.

Terms & Conditions

The free prize draw is open until 5pm on 20th September 2019. The prize is in two parts. 1) Two Price Band B tickets to Giulio Cesare at Leeds Grand Theatre on Saturday 28th September 2019. 2) A £100 voucher to spend on dinner at Chaophraya. Must be booked ahead. Can only be used once. No change will be given. Any additional spend beyond the £100 voucher must be paid on the night. This free prize draw is open to UK residents with a valid UK postal address only. One winner will be randomly selected from the database of entrants who completed the prize draw online entry form. Employees and family of Opera North, Leeds Digital Magazines or any agencies connected with the set up of this prize draw are not eligible to enter. No cash alternative. All entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Please drink responsibly. Standard Leeds-List terms and conditions apply.