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Opera in Leeds

The Turn of the Screw ∙ The Marriage of Figaro Street Scene

Opera & Art in Leeds

We stay at the art deco Queens Hotel in Leeds for three nights of opera with Opera North.
The Winter season includes works of chilling intensity, dazzling musicality and irresistible wit.
Informative talks on each of the operas will be complemented by visits to Temple Newsam House, the Thackray Museum and the Henry Moore Centre. There will also be time to explore the recently extended Victoria Quarter.

Itinerary


DAY 1

Arrive at the Queens Hotel after lunch for the first Opera talk during the afternoon. An early dinner is followed by the performance at the Grand Theatre of Britten’s spine-tingling thriller based on a novel by Henry James – Turn of the Screw.
Conductor Leo McFall Director Alessandro Talevi
Quint Nicholas Watts Governess Sarah Tynan Miss Jessel Eleanor Dennis Mrs Grose Heather Shipp Flora Jennifer Clark

DAY 2

After a leisurely breakfast there will be an introductory talk about tonight’s opera. After coffee we leave for Temple Newsam House and a curated guided tour. An early dinner is followed by the performance of The Marriage of Figaro at the Grand Theatre.
Conductor Anthony Hermus Director Jo Davies Figaro Phillip Rhodes Susanna Fflur Wynn Count Almaviva Quirijn de Lang Cherubino Heather Lowe Countess Almaviva Màrie Flavin

DAY 3

After breakfast there will be an illustrated talk about tonight’s opera. After coffee we visit the Thackray Museum and the Henry Moore Centre. Free time in the afternoon is followed by an early dinner in time for the final performance – Kurt Weill’s Street Scene.
Conductor James Holmes Director Matthew Eberhardt Anna Giselle Alan Frank Robert Hayward Rose Amy Gillene Butterfield

DAY 4

Guests are free to depart after a leisurely breakfast.
Dinner each night will be at the hotel or in selected restaurants near the Grand Theatre.
The Queens Hotel is adjacent to the city station giving easy access to trains from many parts of the UK. There is a half-hourly train service from London Kings Cross.

Testimonials from our Leeds Tour in 2018