Win tickets to Opera North's Fatal Passions season

Opera North Fatal Passions

Opera North's Fatal Passions season brings three of opera's greatest masterpieces together; Puccini's Madama Butterfly; Verdi's Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) and Mozart's Don Giovanni.

This full-throttle opera season is brimming with desire, betrayal and revenge and you could win an evening for two at an opera of your choice, with some of the best tickets in the house at the venue of your choice from those listed below.

Afterwards, you'll get to retire to a delightful Malmaison* hotel for an overnight stay and enjoy £250 spending money for you and your guest. 

You can choose from the dates and venues below:**

Leeds Grand Theatre: Friday 19 January – Saturday 3 March
The Lowry, Salford Quays:  Tuesday 6 March – Saturday 10 March
Theatre Royal, Nottingham: Tuesday 13 March – Saturday 17 March
Theatre Royal, Newcastle: Tuesday 20 March – Saturday 24 March

For your chance to win answer the competition question below correctly by 23:59 on Monday 1 January 2018.

Discover more about these
blockbuster Italian operas below:

Madama Butterfly | Giacomo Puccini

Opera North’s acclaimed staging of an
all-time-classic returns

One of the best-loved operas of all time, this is the tragic tale of innocent love crushed by betrayal. Cio-Cio-San is a young Japanese woman who sacrifices everything to marry Pinkerton, the dashing American naval officer. Cruelly discarded when he returns to America, she is driven to a final and dramatic act of despair.

With its exquisite set and costumes, this emotionally direct and beautiful production by Tim Albery is devastating in its impact. Madama Butterfly features some of Puccini’s most famous music including ‘Un bel dì’ and the ‘Humming Chorus’. French soprano Anne Sophie Duprels has won widespread praise for her title role in this production.

Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) | Giuseppe Verdi

A gripping tale of power, passion
and political plotting

At the heart of Verdi’s opulent masterpiece is a tragic love triangle and ultimately, a lethal vendetta. This intense opera is inspired by the real-life assassination of King Gustavus of Sweden in 1792. Gustavus secretly loves Amelia, the wife of his most loyal ally, Anckarstroem. When Anckarstroem discovers the affair, he joins a plot against Gustavus which culminates in a murderous masked ball.

Dramatic arias jostle with tense ensembles and rousing choruses and at the heart of the piece is one of the composer's most impassioned love duets. An all-star team brings Verdi’s masterpiece.

Don Giovanni
 | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A dark tale of hedonism and revenge featuring
opera’s greatest anti-hero



Be tantalised by this lively production as Don Giovanni, opera’s most compelling antihero, goes on a quest for hedonistic thrills. As he seduces his way across Europe, bedding 1003 women in Spain alone, the unrepentant Don Giovanni resorts to despicable violence until his infatuated conquests and vengeful victims join forces in a bid for justice.

A fast-unfolding, urgent plot, mixes broad comedy with tense drama. Mozart’s sublimely beautiful, spine-tingling music stands in stark contrast with the cruelty of his deeply ambiguous Lothario.


Find out more about Opera North productions
and how to book here


* If choosing Nottingham as a venue, the hotel stay will be in
another hotel due to there being no Malmaison in Nottingham

**For exact dates and times of performances please visit
OPERANORTH.CO.UK/FATAL-PASSIONS

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'Madama Butterfly' is an opera by which composer?

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