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Opera North

Updated: 23 June 2021 | 16:11 PM
Agreement

Agreements between Opera North and MU for employed and self-employed orchestral musicians.

Rates of pay for freelance players effective from 1 April 2018 (Opera and Concerts)

1. Opera

Basic fees

Opera fees rehearsal for 2, 2.5 or 3 hours; Dress rehearsal up to 4 hours, Performance up to 3.5 hours

Tutti Sub Principal Principal Section Leader
£81.49 £84.95 £89.54 £105.71

Long Opera fees (over 4 and up to 6 hours)

Tutti Sub Principal Principal Section Leader
£163.02 £169.90 £179.09 £211.44

Distance / Travel

Distance (where transport or travel fare is provided) Travel (where transport is NOT provided)
16p per mile 35p per mile

2. Concerts

Concert rates - standard fee

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal Section Leader
£117.10 £122.26 £128.24 £144.97

Single rehearsal (up to 3 hours) where that is the only session on a given day

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal Section Leader
£70.27 £73.60 £76.95 £86.99

Distance/Travel

Distance (where transport or travel fare is provided) Travel
16p per mile 35p per mile

For more information please see the full agreement. 

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Contact details

Orchestra Manager: Alexa Butterworth

Opera North Grand Theatre, 46 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU

Tel: 0113 223 3572 ; 07947 158 863

alexa.butterworth@operanorth.co.uk

MU Stewards: Brian Reilly and Celine Saout