City Halls

Sir Michael Tippett’s ‘New Year’ with BBC SSO

Sir Michael Tippett’s ‘New Year’ with BBC SSO
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Dates and times
13th Apr 2024
7:30PM - 10:00PM
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Sir Michael Tippett New Year (complete opera)  

FREE but ticketed. Limited to 4 tickets per application. 

Grab your free ticket now for this chance to experience a live performance of Sir Michael Tippett’s Space Age fairytale opera New Year. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers and an internationally-renowned team of solo singers assemble to record a live, public performance of the complete opera, marking 35 years of NMC Records and its support of great titans of British contemporary music. 

Two worlds collide in Tippett’s New Year as a visitor from the future (‘Nowhere Tomorrow’) helps the central reclusive character escape from their personal fears and fantasies, and embrace the frightening urban realities of ‘Somewhere Today’. The wildest and most open of his five operas, completed when the composer was aged 83, its influences veer from opera to rock musical, pop song, spoken dialogue, joke, and above all, dance. 

Rhian Lois soprano 

Ross Ramgobin baritone  

Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano  

Roland Wood baritone  

Robert Murray tenor  

Rachel Nicholls soprano  

Nicky Spence tenor  

 BBC Singers 

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 

 Martyn Brabbins conductor  

Victoria Newlyn director 

Accessible toilets

There are accessible toilets on level 2 next to the Gents toilet, adjacent to the Candleriggs Bar and on Level 5 next to the Club Room.

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome. 

Hearing loop

There is a hearing assistance system. The system is infrared.

A deposit is required for the sound enhancement system.

Baby changing

There are baby changing facilities next to the cloakroom on level 2. One in the ladies toilet and an adjacent additional area in our first aid room.

Baby feeding

Available on request


The cloakroom is located on the 1st floor next to the toilets. There is a £1 charge (only open for events or where a client has requested the facility)


On street, metered parking and nearby multi-storey. 

Photography and video recording

At times, Glasgow Life will be on the premises to film and take photos.

The public are only permitted to record and take photos where explicit permission has been granted in advance.

Free wifi

There is free public Wifi access. To connect, visitors have to register with City Halls Public Wifi which should pop up on their browser. After that visitors will only need their password for future uses.

Location Map

The meeting rooms and conference spaces within the complex are suitable for hosting from 15 – 400 delegates. Visit the City Halls' venue hire web page to find out more.

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