MCard and Opera North Collaboration

25 September 2023

New Opera DaySaver bus ticket to support Opera North’s Green Season

Opera lovers are being encouraged to go green and travel by bus with a brand-new ticket on offer in West Yorkshire. MCard is launching its Opera DaySaver ticket this autumn to celebrate Opera North’s Green Season. Costing £4, it will cover unlimited bus use in West Yorkshire on any operators’ services from midday. Available on the MCard Mobile app, theatre-goers will be able to buy and use the QR-coded bus ticket to travel to all matinée and evening performances at the Leeds Grand Theatre from 28th September to 28th October.

Opera North's Green Season includes three operas: Verdi’s Falstaff, Puccini’s La rondine and a world premiere of a new piece created by Sir David Pountney called Masque of Might. From set designs to costume production, all three productions have been developed with sustainability aims at their core. Additionally, audiences are being encouraged to reduce their carbon footprint by travelling to performances on public transport.

Richard Armitage, Chair of MCard, commented, “Partnering with Opera North to encourage their audiences to travel into Leeds by bus is really exciting for MCard. It’s the first time we’ve worked on creating a ticket that is specifically designed to get people to an event on any operators’ bus service in the region and if this is a success, we hope to develop our app by partnering with more leisure venues and events organisations in the future”.

We hope people use our new Opera DaySaver ticket to enjoy travelling into Leeds by bus, maybe have a spot of lunch or explore the city before enjoying the opera performance. And for those who are new to the opera, why not give it a try as Opera North have some fantastic ticket prices for first-timers and younger people. This amazing Green Season proves that going to the theatre doesn’t have to cost the earth in more ways than one! Enjoy a smashing treat and a grand day out”.

For further information on the performances during Opera North’s Green Season, visit New season announced for 2023–24 | Opera North

To purchase the Opera DaySaver ticket, download the MCard Mobile app via the Google Play or Apple app Store, buy and use your ticket from the 28th September 2023 to 28th October.

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