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Orchestra of Opera North

Orchestra of Opera North

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Orchestra of Opera North
Sian Edwards - conductor
Karen Cargill – mezzo soprano
Christopher Purves - baritone

Janáček - Sinfonietta Listen
Bartók – Duke Bluebeard’s Castle Listen

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Peter Whitfield. 

Janáček was inspired to write his Sinfonietta after hearing a marching band in his hometown. The resulting work is an orchestral tour de force which opens with huge brass and percussion sections, featuring scores of fanfares amid the streets of Brno. Bursting with pride at his newly-formed Czechoslovakia, Janáček dedicated the work to the Czechoslovak Army.

Duke Bluebeard’s Castle is Bartók’s one act opera based on the French fairy tale Barbe bleu, starring just Bluebeard and his new wife Judith as the entire cast. According to folklore Judith arrives at Bluebeard’s castle and agrees to stay the night, during which she persuades Bluebeard to unlock seven secret doors, each revealing their horrors one by one. The fifth door summons the orchestra to perform the brightest rays of sunshine that are revealed behind it. The original story has a happy ending as Judith is rescued just in time, but Bartók’s version has a more sinister ending...


A £39.22, B £37.10, C £32.86, D £25.44,
E £19.08, O £14.84
Over 60s: £1.50 off
Under 18s/students/unwaged: 50% off
(prices include 6% booking fee) 

Tickets & Times

  • [The Sinfonietta represents] contemporary free man, his spiritual beauty and joy, his strength, courage and determination to fight for victory