Special event Past event Friday, 19 January 2018

Opera Weekender: Opera North presents 'I am yours, yours am I'

Based on ‘Pur ti miro’ from L'Incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi, a site specific installation in the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries as part of the wider program around Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

  • Medieval & Renaissance, Room 50b

  • Free event

Opera Weekender: Opera North presents 'I am yours, yours am I' photo

Something strange has happened in the Medieval and Renaissance Gallery. Another world has sprung up; a courtyard full of music, light and performance. As the clock strikes, a living automaton of singers and musicians springs into life around you, bringing to life one of the most beautiful and unsettling love songs ever written.

Taken from the final moments of Monteverdi’s L'Incoronazione di Poppea, 'I am yours, yours am I' is opera for everyone in 3D and surround sound, produced by award-winning Opera North.

Audience reactions

"My…. favourite. Sitting cross legged on floor…..as lady tiptoed 2 feet away singing heart-tingling opera”.

“It was beautiful tonight! Loved how there was a lady and a man singing the love song and then a lady and a lady. Very cool. Love it (get me! getting opera!!) “

“The lighting and set were beautiful and the way the singers carved out their paths around the set whilst singing was mesmerising”.

Musical Director: Timothy Burke
Lighting Designer: William Reynolds
Production Manager: Jane Earnshaw

Produced by Opera North Projects
A performance will begin approximately every 10 minutes