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A Classic Summer's Evening

A Classic Summer's Evening

Part of the Millennium Square Summer Series

With the Orchestra of Opera North

Joined by internationally acclaimed soloist Rafael Rojas (Turandot, Andrea Chénier), Opera North presents a sparkling summer concert under the stars as its acclaimed Orchestra takes to the stage for the second night of Opera North in the City at Millennium Square.

Indulge in a breath-taking collection of much-loved favourites as the Orchestra of Opera North present a glorious showcase of some of the finest orchestral and big-hitting arias from its vast repertoire and upcoming season at Leeds Grand Theatre.

This open-air medley of classic masterpieces and lesser-known gems is a wonderfully uplifting accompaniment to a summer’s evening in the heart of Leeds.

Conductor - Renato Balsadonna

Running time

2 hours 30 minutes (including 20 minute interval)

Doors ¦ 6pm

Performance ¦ 7pm

Additional Information

Under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult

£45 VIP seats

VIP package includes: A premium seat located in the best position of the arena / Complimentary refreshments that include prosecco, nibbles or a hot beverage and cookies at Civic Hall to be enjoyed both pre-show and interval / A VIP lanyard / Exclusive access to Civic Hall toilets pre-concert and interval

Performance programme

Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Smetana Vltava
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet – Dance of the knights
Leoncavallo Pagliacci – Vesti la giubba
Verdi Rigoletto – La Donna e mobile
Ponchielli La Gioconda – Dance of the Hours
Enescu Romanian Rhapsody no.1
Ravel Bolero (arranged AF)
Dvorak Symphony no.9 – II
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker – Dance of the Mirlitons
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake – Danse des Cygnets
Khachaturian Gayaneh – Sabre Dance
Puccini Tosca – E lucevan le stelle
Debussy Clair de lune
Grieg Peer Gynt - Morning , In the Hall of the Mountain King
Johann Strauss II The Blue Danube
Puccini Turandot – Nessun Dorma



Adult ticket From £21

Children From £10.50


Tickets & Times

  • Sat 28 Jul , 7:00 PM

  • a beautifully seasoned tenor… transcendent
    The Observer on Rafael Rojas