Tickets £15 – £75
Special Arts Together Community tickets available – contact [email protected]
Get £10 tickets with Opera North’s Under 30s scheme
More discounts available on our website
About the event
In a city that never sleeps, it doesn’t pay to have a dream…
Opera North present Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, with music that blends the European operatic tradition with the music of golden-age Broadway. Operatic arias and duets rub shoulders with jazz and the jitterbug, and Puccini shakes hands with Gershwin.
On a stiflingly hot summer’s day in New York, a family is pushed to breaking point. Frank is angry at a world that’s changing too fast, his daughter Rose longs for a better life away from the squalor of the city, and his unhappy wife Anna struggles with a terrible secret that could tear them all apart… As the heat builds, the tension erupts into violence and their lives are changed forever.
With numbers such as ‘Lonely House’ and ‘Moon-faced, Starry-eyed’, it’s no wonder that Street Scene was awarded Best Original Score at the very first Tony Awards in 1947.
There is lift access to most of the auditorium (excluding the Upper Balcony) from the foyer and a wheelchair access lift to the foyer from the Box Office. Please note that some areas of the auditorium do have steep stairs and may not be suitable for people with limited mobility. We recommend checking with the Box Office before purchasing a ticket if you have concerns on 0113 223 3600, or email [email protected]