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A Classic Summer’s Evening

Part of the Millennium Square Summer Series 2018

With the Orchestra of Opera North

Joined by internationally acclaimed soloist Rafael Rojas (Turandot, Andrea Chénier, Un ballo in maschera), Opera North presents a sparkling summer concert under the stars as its celebrated Orchestra takes to the stage for the second night of Opera North in the City at Millennium Square.

Indulge in a breath-taking collection of much-loved favourites as the Orchestra of Opera North performs a glorious showcase of orchestral favourites and big-hitting arias from its vast repertoire and upcoming season at Leeds Grand Theatre. This open-air medley of classical masterpieces and lesser-known gems is a wonderfully uplifting accompaniment to a summer’s evening in the heart of Leeds. 

a beautifully seasoned tenor… transcendent

— The Observer on Rafael Rojas

irresistibly burnished voice… impeccably tasteful delivery’

— The Guardian on Rafael Rojas

Running time

2 hours 30 minutes (including 20 minute interval)

Doors 6pm, Performance 7pm 

Additional information

Under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult

Venue T&Cs and accessibility information at Millennium Square

​£45 VIP seats

VIP package includes: A premium seat located in the best position of the arena / Complimentary refreshments that include prosecco, nibbles or a hot beverage and cookies at Civic Hall to be enjoyed both pre-show and interval / A VIP lanyard / Exclusive access to Civic Hall toilets pre-concert and interval

Performance Programme

Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Smetana Vltava
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet – Dance of the knights
Leoncavallo Pagliacci – Vesti la giubba
Verdi Rigoletto – La Donna e mobile
Ponchielli La Gioconda – Dance of the Hours
Enescu Romanian Rhapsody no.1
Ravel Bolero (arranged AF)
Dvorak Symphony no.9 – II
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker – Dance of the Mirlitons
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake – Danse des Cygnets
Khachaturian Gayaneh – Sabre Dance
Puccini Tosca – E lucevan le stelle
Debussy Clair de lune
Grieg Peer Gynt - Morning , In the Hall of the Mountain King
Johann Strauss II The Blue Danube
Puccini Turandot – Nessun Dorma

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Leeds Millennium Square 28 Jul 2018
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What you say

Anne T said ago

I can’t make this date. Will there be other venues please? Thank you

Opera North response:
Hi Anne, this is a very special one off event as part of our Opera North In The City weekend of concerts in Millennium Square. In the meantime, you can catch Rafael Rojas and our Orchestra in Tosca this Autumn and in Aida next Spring. Keep an eye out for announcements about next year's Opera North in the City festival 2019.

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