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Opera North

Updated: 21 December 2020 | 13:34 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

Overtime (per 15 minutes)

Tutti Sub Principal Principal Section Leader
£10.19 £10.62 £11.19 £13.21

Distance / Travel

Distance Travel
16p per mile 19p per mile

Touring Allowance Main Scale Opera (UKT rates to 02.04.20)

City Weekly Single Performance
London £490.28 £81.72

Aberdeen, Bath, Birmingham, Glasgow,Inverness, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Oxford

£459.76 £76.62
All other UK towns and cities £367.81 £61.30

Porterage

Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E
£43.00 £17.95 £14.75 £10.50 Negotiable

2. Concerts

Concert rates - standard fee

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

Long concert rates

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal Section Leader
£178.42 £184.00 £195.15 £217.45

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

Overtime (per 30 minutes)

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal Section Leader
£14.64 £15.34 £16.04 £18.13

Distance/Travel

Distance Travel
16p per mile 19p per mile

Overnight (as at April 2019 - ABO / MU Agreement)

Basic M25 Supplement
£63.10 £20.30

Late return

Midnight - 12:30am 12:30 - 1:00am 1:00 - 2:00am
£5.05 £10.05 £15.10

Porterage

Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E
£43.00 £17.95 £14.75 £10.50 Negotiable

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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

Porterage Categories

Group A - Harp

Group B - Double Bass, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass Guitar

Group C - Bass Saxophone, Contra Bassoon, Tuba

Group D - Baritone Saxophone, 2 Saxophones, Cello, Trombone + 1 other brass instrument, French Horn + 1 other brass instrument

Group E - Kit, Percussion instruments, Timpani, Electronic Keyboards, Organ