The Christmas Elf

Seasonal opera for all the family

  • Sat, 21 Dec 2019, 2:00 pm
  • Sat, 21 Dec 2019, 7:00 pm

Stanley & Aubrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Music by Hans Pfitzner
Libretto by Ilse Von Stach and Hans Pfitzner
English translation by Ben Crick and Nicola Whatmuff

Charlotte Hoather Christmas Elf
Peyee Chen Christ-Child
John Cunningham Tannengreis
Donald Stephenson Ruprecht
Jake Muffett Gumpach
Michael Vincent Jones Frieder
Joe Yates Jochen
Chris Pelly Franz

Northern Opera Group
Skipton Building Society Camerata
Ben Crick conductor

Sophie Watts illustrations
Louise Garner producer
David Ward director

It's 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.

Northern Opera Group and Skipton Camerata join forces this Christmas for this rare opportunity to experience the most wonderful and festive of operas! Featuring animations from illustrator Sophia Watts, this enchanting opera is performed in English and is suitable for the whole family.

Running time: 90 minutes

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