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The Greek PassionNew production

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Leeds Grand TheatreLeeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, LS1 6NZ, United Kingdom
September 14, 21, 27, October 19 at 19:30
Performers
Opera North
Garry WalkerConductor
Christopher AldenDirector
Charles EdwardsSet Designer, Lighting Designer
Doey LüthiCostume Designer
Nicky SpenceTenorManolios
Magdalena MolendowskaSopranoKaterina
Paul NilonTenorYannakos
Jeffrey Lloyd-RobertsTenorPanait
Stephen GaddBaritoneGrigoris
John SavourninBaritoneFotis
Richard Mosley-EvansBaritoneKostandis
Lorna JamesSopranoLenio
Steven PageBassCaptain
Jonathan BestBassArchon
Rhodri Prys-JonesTenorMichelis
Alexander BanfieldTenorNikolios
Jeremy PeakerBaritoneLadas
Amy FrestonSopranoDespinio
Dean RobinsonBassAn old man
Campbell RussellTenorAndonis
Tim ClaydonChoreography
Chorus of Opera North
Orchestra of Opera North

As a remote Greek community prepares for its Easter Passion play, refugees arrive from another village which has been devastated by conflict. Their pleas for food and shelter divide the population between those who treat the newcomers with compassion, and those who see them as a threat. With its spectacular soundscape influenced by ancient song and involving large orchestral and choral forces, Martinů’s rarely-performed, deeply moving plea for tolerance has never been more relevant.

Christopher Alden directs a superb ensemble headed by Nicky Spence, with Garry Walker conducting.


Nicky Spence (Manolios) © Tristram Kenton
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