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
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 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.
Enter now for a chance to WIN