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New production
UK première

Shylock is a proud and defiant man. But when he demands a severe debt to be repaid he becomes a victim of his own intransigence and most seriously, the prejudice of others.

André Tchaikowsky was best known as a concert pianist but being a composer meant more to him. The Merchant of Venice is a potent attack on prejudice and feels like a deeply personal response to his experiences as a child in the Warsaw Ghetto. It’s amazing that it has languished unperformed for over three decades. But finally, following the performances David Pountney commissioned at the Bregenz Festival in Austria, it comes to the UK. This is a deeply serious opera but it is not without its moments of tender beauty. If you like opera to pack an emotional punch, this is the one for you.

Co-production of the Bregenzer Festspiele, Austria, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music programme & Teatr Wielki, Warsaw.

Supported by the Getty Family as part of British Firsts.
Gallery images feature Bregenzer Festpiele cast.

This is a past event and is currently no longer running.

Price

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Groups & Concessions

CONCESSIONS

We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome. For further queries on the information below please contact Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000.

WNO 16/17 SEASON MULTI-BUY PACKAGE

All performances price bands A-D
Book 6 operas save 25%
Book 5 operas save 20%
Book 4 operas save 15%
Book 3 operas save 10%

GROUPS

SAVE up to £5 per ticket!
Price Bands A,B,C
Groups 10+ £48, £42, £35.50
Groups 20+ £47, £41, £34.50
Groups 35+ £46, £40, £33.50 plus 1 FREE ticket

Call our dedicated Group Sales Team on 0844 338 7000 or email groupsales@birminghamhippodrome.com for more information and to book now!

CLICK HERE for further information on Group Bookings

SCHOOLS & YOUTH GROUPS

Parties of 10 or more pay £13.50, Price Bands C – E, plus every 11th seat free (excl. Sat eve) for teachers/supervising adult!

Call the Schools Hotline on 0844 338 7000 for more information and to book now
CLICK HERE for further information on School Bookings

UNDER 30s AND FIRST NIGHT 16-24 YEAR OLDS MEMBERSHIP

£5 tickets, price bands B-D, subject to limited availability
Must be purchased 48 hours prior to performance. All persons must be under 30 and can only collect tickets on the night with photo ID.

UNDER 16s

£5 tickets when accompanied by a full paying adult

CONCESSIONS FOR  PASSPORT TO LEISURE, CLAIMANTS AND OVER 60s

£3 off each ticket (Price Bands A-C, excl A+ and Sat eve)

STUDENT AND PASSPORT TO LEISURE STANDBY

24 hours prior to a performance, best available seats for lowest price, maximum 2

CONCESSIONS FOR PATRONS WITH DISABILITIES

£5 off each ticket in all seating areas.
2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Access Performances

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Discounts and Concessions are offered subject to availability at the discretion of the Information and Sales Manager. Top three price bands only, unless otherwise stated. Restrictions may apply. Only one discount per ticket may apply, unless otherwise stated. Offers are non retrospective and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid ID must be presented where applicable. Additional discounts may be offered from time to time.

Food & Drink

Circle Restaurant

Browse through a programme and enjoy attentive service and superb food a few steps from your seats in our AA Rosette awarded restaurant.

StageSide

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Deli Bar

If you’re short on time and looking for a quick and tasty bite to eat before the show, our Deli Bar is perfect.

Our Bars

You’ll receive a warm welcome at our Foyer Bars, conveniently positioned for both Stalls and Circle levels.

Free Pre-Performance Talk for audience members – Tue 8 Nov 6pm

WNO’s Nicholas John Dramaturg, Sophie Rashbrook, gives you everything you need to know to enjoy the performance. Tickets must be booked in advance – call 0844 338 5000 (Calls cost 4.5p per min plus your phone company’s access charge).

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