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Opera North's Fidelio

Opera North's Fidelio

Sun 29 November, Sun 6 , Thu 10 & Sat 12 December
Leeds Town Hall

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we regret to announce that this event is cancelled and all ticket holders will receive a full refund for their tickets.

Despite the latest setback, Opera North is excited to announce that their dramatic concert performance of Fidelio will be streamed live from Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 12 December at 7pm, and will be available for seven days after this. For more information about the live stream please visit Opera North's website.

A dramatic concert performance  
Ludwig van Beethoven 

In German with English surtitles and narration 
Approx 1hr 45 mins, no interval 

Opera North marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a dramatic concert performance of his only opera, Fidelio. This romantic melodrama, inspired by a true story from the French Revolution, speaks to our times with its themes of isolation, liberty and humanity. Fidelio is actually Leonore, a noblewoman disguised as a boy in search of her husband, Florestan, who has been unjustly imprisoned by tyrannical political opponent Don Pizarro. Fidelio secures a job as a prison guard and sets in motion a chain of events in which she must risk everything to save her husband’s life... 

An impressive cast of internationally-renowned singers including Rachel Nicholls, Toby Spence, Robert Hayward and Brindley Sherratt is conducted by Mark Wigglesworth. Accompanied by a 33-piece orchestra and 24-strong chorus this will be one of the largest on-stage ensembles since the COVID-19 outbreak. The powerful and poignant music includes highlights such as the moving Prisoners’ Chorus and the thrilling trumpet call as the drama reaches its climax. 

Cast & creative team

Leonore - Rachel Nicholls 
Florestan - Toby Spence
Rocco - Brindley Sherratt
Marzelline - Fflur Wyn (pictured above)
Jaquino - Oliver Johnston
Don Pizarro - Robert Hayward
Conductor - Mark Wigglesworth
Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North

Coronavirus information

As a result of fast changing Government directions in response to the pandemic and increased infections rates, there is an ever present possibility that our events run the risk of being cancelled at short notice. Customers are advised to check that the event they have booked for is going ahead prior to setting off. Therefore to avoid disappointment and inconvenience please visit our website, social media channels or call the Box Office on 0113 376 0318 (Mon-Fri between 10am to 4pm).

This indoor concert is a crucial part of the process in helping live music performances return safely for both artists and audiences. The following measures are now in place at Leeds Town Hall to ensure the safety and comfort of the audience during their visit:

- Hand sanitising stations on entry and around the venue
- Clearly marked one-way system around the venue
- Socially distanced seating arrangements with predetermined entrance times
- Socially distanced toilet facilities. We ask that customers access the toilet facilities before the concert as re-entrance during the performance may not be possible.

Face Coverings: everyone is expected to wear a face covering unless excused for reasons of age, health or disability.

If you are feeling unwell (or suspect you have coronavirus) please do not attend the concert.

Latecomers cannot be admitted.

Lift access to the stalls and gallery areas is available through the Box Office entrance. This is limited to one person/one family unit or for accessibility access.

Photography is not permitted during the event.

Customers are kindly requested to stay seated during the performance and remain seated at the end of the concert until staff advise you of your exit route.

Please be aware that there will be no bars/refreshment stations open before or after the concert and there is no interval.

NHS Test and Trace

Customer contact details and the time you are present in our building will be recorded for NHS Test and Trace purposes. In accordance with NHS requirements this information will be held for 21 days and, if asked, we will provide them to NHS Test and Trace.

Please be reassured that your information will be stored securely, in line with data protection laws, and will not be shared with anyone else. We will also not use your data for anything else like marketing. We are doing this to help reduce the risk of any local outbreak - by sharing your information NHS Test and Trace can quickly identify people who have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and ask them to take the necessary precautions.


A £55, B £45, C £35, D £20

Tickets & Times

  • Sun 6 Dec , 4:00 PM
  • Thu 10 Dec , 7:00 PM
  • Sat 12 Dec , 7:00 PM