Why Try It ON is a great idea

Opera North has recently announced its 2019/20 season, which includes:

  • The Greek Passion
  • Giulio Cesare
  • La bohème (the Puccini classic)
  • Street Scene
  • The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart’s comedy)
  • The Turn of the Screw

As you can see from my rather uneducated annotations above, I’m only really hugely aware of the main players and composers in the opera world. I’m sure I’m not alone in this either – which is why Opera North is cleverly and helpfully developing their Try It ON scheme.

The scheme ensures 20 stall seats are available for £20 – a significantly reduced rate that makes opera accessible and less daunting for many people. The under 30s scheme is also running, giving people access to the opera for just £10 a ticket.

It’s great to see such a prolific company really championing accessibility. Many of its performances are sign interpreted, audio described or captioned, in addition to dedicated dementia-friendly performances. They’re also dedicating resource into creating diverse and eclectic work from people of all backgrounds, which will help ensure everyone’s story is told and portrayed creatively through the operatic form.

For more information, visit the Opera North website.

Photography credited to Robert Workman


One thought

  1. With Blumenthal Performing Arts, there is Club Blume, a young adult group for those interested in theatre. It gives us benefits and perks. The season ticket price is cheaper, and if any of those still don’t go that route, still reduced prices. Informances happen (only for those Club Blume is taking people to as a group)- for a taste of the show- like learning more; they show up in different ways. At the end of the informance, we get a voucher, which is where we get a reduced price of seat.

    Club Blume makes tickets less expensive- it is just you have buy tickets closer to show day. If it is a show the entire group is going to, tickets are pre-reserved for. As for the other shows, that is scary knowing possibly that the show could be sold out.


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