It is with a heavy heart that we have learned of the passing of our good friend Kay Mellor. Leeds born and bred, Kay was a pioneer of northern drama and real-life stories, going where no other female writer, director, or actor had gone before. We’re deeply proud and humbled to have been chosen as the home venue for her two stage premieres, Fat Friends The Musical (2017) and Band of Gold (2019) – both of which were huge success stories, as was everything that Kay turned her hand to. The hearts and thoughts of our theatre family are with her family, who we are also blessed to call friends of our theatres.

Poster for Parsifal, fire and someone praying

Opera North's Parsifal

Presented by Opera North
£77.50–£15
Leeds Grand Theatre

A prophecy to save them all

Following on from the success of the Ring cycle, for his final operatic breath Wagner turned to the legend of the Holy Grail to create a masterpiece: Parsifal.

Amfortas, ruler of the Kingdom of the Grail, suffers an incurable wound after losing the Holy Spear to evil sorcerer Klingsor. When a prophecy reveals that only a naïve young man who has learnt compassion will be able to heal Amfortas, Parsifal must embark on a quest to save the community of the Grail.

A rare opportunity to experience the immense universe of Wagner’s crowning work in all its glory, this dramatic concert staging brings to the fore a resplendent 90-piece orchestra and a stellar international cast under the skilful baton of Richard Farnes. From the miraculous 15-minute orchestral Prelude, to the celebrated Good Friday Music, Wagner’s final opera will transport you to another world.

‘Farnes’ shaping of the score is masterly. This is authentic Wagner’
— The Telegraph (Ring cycle)

Event information

Running Time: Approximately 5 hours 30 minutes (including two intervals)

Language: Sung in German with English titles

Group bookings and concessions available. Please contact Box Office for full details.

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