Burlesque dancers, hot-blooded passion and thrilling performances make Opera North’s Carmen one to watch…
Take your seats and watch as the curtain lifts on one of the most spectacular shows you ever did see, because Opera North is headed back to Leeds Grand Theatre with a brand new production of Carmen. Sung in French, with English subtitles, the music will wash over you in an epic wave of orchestral magic, but it’s the action on stage that will pull you in. Intrigued? Get your entries in for a chance to win two tickets with a delicious dinner at Ox Club before the show!
What a way to return to the theatre!
Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a first-time opera-goer, Carmen is the perfect show to tempt you back to the theatre – and if you’re our lucky winner, you’ll bag two of the best seats in the house for the hotly anticipated opening night on Saturday 2nd October 2021! This is one of the most popular operas ever written, a scorching drama that tells the story of a young woman trying to survive in a poor frontier town. Seduction is her strongest weapon and she wields it with pulse-quickening precision, but when one man’s obsession turns to jealousy, the consequences are unspeakable.
Set to an emotional score by the genius that is Georges Bizet, with all the passion of the flamenco, Carmen will have you on the edge of your seat. Edward Dick is back on directing duties after the raging success of his five-star reviewed Tosca and he’s got all manner of surprises lined up for you. Think fabulous burlesque dancers and a much-anticipated appearance from queer performance artist Nando Messias. This is an unmissable show, long-awaited and selling out fast, so we wouldn’t blame you if wanted to buy your tickets now – we’ll even refund them if you win!
Start the night right with dinner at Ox Club
Award-winning, critically acclaimed and surprisingly down to earth, Ox Club has won a hoard of fans with its solid-fuel grilled delights. Their Grillworks grill takes pride of place in the kitchen and forms the basis of their ever-so-refined menu. Local and regional producers feature heavily – they favour small, family-run farms and little independents that put quality above all else. It’s solid groundwork for a menu that excels in its simplicity but thrives on creativity.
Now, what will you be eating? With £100 to spend, our winner can take their pick! Nocellara olives and Lindisfarne oysters will see off the hunger pangs while you peruse the menu. It changes on the regular, so you could find yourself salivating over plancha octopus or Wye Valley asparagus, escalated to new heights with burnt cream and cured egg yolk. And to follow? Their Highland wing rib of beef is perfect for sharing, but the feta & broccoli Borek, delicately paired with pistachio cream and herb salad is a worthy competitor.
Enter now for a chance to WIN