The Christmas Elf

Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Northern Ballet

Leeds, LS2 7PA

Saturday 21 December 2019

2pm & 7pm

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Music by Hans Pfitzner

Libretto by Ilse Von Stach and Pfitzner

English translation by Ben Crick and Nicola Whatmuff

Christmas Eve, and all in the village are getting ready for the big day …

In the nearby forest, a young elf is learning what Christmas is all about from the wise old Fir Tree …

In one magical night, two worlds collide, and Christmas will never be the same again …

Join Northern Opera Group this Christmas for this rare opportunity to experience the most wonderful and festive of operas!

Featuring animations from illustrator Sophia Watts.

Performed in English and suitable for the whole family. Running time 90 minutes.

Take Part!

Come and join us on 18 November at 7:15pm to sing in the chorus of the Christmas Elf. The first rehearsal will be at the Quaker Meeting House at 188 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9DX

Key things to note:

1) It costs NOTHING to take part!
2) You don't need to have sung opera before and we don't audition.
3) There will be rehearsals on the following dates:

Mon 25 November 7:15pm
Mon 2 December 7:15pm
Mon 9 December 7:15pm
Sun 15 Dec 2 - 6pm
Mon 16 Dec 7:15pm
Thur 19 December 6 - 9pm
Fri 20 December 6 - 10pm
Sat 21 December - Show Day 2pm and 7pm

Any questions, email [email protected]

Ticket information

£18 adults / £12 concession


Northern Ballet

Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

Quarry Hill



David Ward


Ben Crick


Sophia Watts


Louise Garner


Skipton Camerata


Charlotte Hoather


Michael Vincent Jones


Jake Muffett


Peyee Chen