Following their residency in Leeds with Opera North, the Young Artists return to London to present The Fatal Gaze, devised by Tim Albery and Nicholas Kok, directed by Tim Albery.

From Monteverdi to Handel to modern musicals, the Fatal Gaze, fortunate or disastrous, has always been with us. Love at first sight for Cinderella; lecherous men ogling Susanna as she bathes; Jephte promising, in return for victory, to sacrifice the first person he sees; Orfeo looking back at Eurydice, as he leads her from the Underworld.  Stories of the capriciousness of the Gods as they rule over human fate, told through music of great sadness and infectious joy.    

Premium tickets are available for this performance at £30, which includes a post-concert wine reception where you have the opportunity to meet the Young Artists and NOS Team.


Tim Albery's international work includes Les TroyensTannhäuser (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Arabella, Aida, War and Peace, Rodelinda and Götterdämmerung (Canadian Opera Company); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merry Widow (Metropolitan Opera, New York); CapriccioLa finta giardinieraArabella and Die Zauberflöte (Santa Fe); Don Carlo (Washington National Opera / Opera Philadelphia); The Lighthouse and Kat’á Kabanová (Boston); The Aspern Papers (Dallas) and Simon Boccanegra, Ariadne auf Naxos (Bavarian State Opera); Benvenuto Cellini (Netherlands Opera); La Wally (Bregenz Festival); Don CarlosPassion (Minnesota Opera).

Tim has a close relationship with Opera North, where his many productions include Un Ballo in MascheraGiulio Cesare in EgittoCosì fan tutteFidelioMacbethDon CarlosOtelloLes Troyens (also Welsh National Opera), Madama Butterfly and Kat’á Kabanová. He has directed several productions for English National Opera, including Peter GrimesBilly Budd and Boris Godunov. For Scottish Opera, his productions include a highly acclaimed Der Ring des Nibelungen. In 2013 he directed Grimes on the Beach for Aldeburgh Festival.

Tim made his Royal Opera debut in 1994 with Chérubin and has since directed Nabucco (1996), Der fliegende Holländer (2009), Tannhäuser (2010) and the world premiere of Pleasure (co-production between The Royal Opera, Aldeburgh Music and Opera North.)

In contemporary opera, he has directed Mark Simpson' Pleasure (ROH, Aldeburgh, Opera North); R. Murray Schafer’s The Children’s Crusade (Luminato Festival, Toronto), Brian Current’s Airline Icarus (Soundstreams, Toronto) and John Harris’s M’dea Undone (Tapestry Opera, Toronto).

In theatre, Tim has directed productions including Attempts on Her Life (Royal Court), Wallenstein and Macbeth (Royal Shakespeare Company), Berenice (National Theatre) and Nathan the Wise (Toronto).

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Tuesday 26 November, 7.30pm: Unreserved

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Tuesday 26 November, 7.30pm: Unreserved (Students)

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Tuesday 26 November, 7.30pm: Premium Ticket

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