The Grand Opera House York: Classical or Contemporary? #Review

The Grand Opera House York: Classical or Contemporary? Review: November 2018

With its opulent and ornate Edwardian décor the Grand Opera House York, located in the centre of York, is a real gem.  Ideal for a festive outing for a Christmas treat.  Whether you fancy the classical or contemporary, The Grand Opera House York has a performance to suit everyone’s genre preference.

The Vienna Festival Ballet performed the famous classical ballet – The Nutcracker.  Set to Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score, the Nutcracker story about the adventures of Clara and her enchanted nutcracker doll.

Clara combats the Mouse King and joins forces with the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy and her cavalier to a gorgeous, glistening Land of snow to the sweetie Kingdom.  A marvellous and memorising musical magical adventure, a Christmas spectacular and a sensational ballet.

Fast forward into modern musical beats of the 90’s, direct from London’s West End, with the performance of Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael.  Put on your dancing shoes and prepare for an unforgettable experience, as you enjoy George Michael classics such as Father Figure, Freedom, Jesus to a child, don’t let the sun go down on me, Faith and best loved songs from George Michael’s time with Wham.

An exciting addition to the 2018 show, is that saxophonist Ed Barker, who played the sax solo on Cowboys and Angels when he toured George Michael’s ‘Symphonica Tour’ in 2012, which will feature on selected UK dates.

From classical ballet to contemporary performances, The Grand Opera House York is the perfect place to enjoy an evening out with friends and family.

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx


86 thoughts on “The Grand Opera House York: Classical or Contemporary? #Review

  1. What a wide variety of shows they have, something for everyone for sure! Our local arena is much the same – they have classical music and shows but also tribute bands, pantos and comedy shows.

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  2. We as a family love heading to shows, musicals and theatre performances. We have planned a trip to York and would love for this to coincide with a show. I will check out their performance and timings

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  3. What an amazing Theatre! I love both classical and contemporary shows! (although I’m one of those weird people who actually LOVE OPERA, lol) I enjoy ballet and also modern music concerts!

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