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Welsh National Opera

Welsh National Opera has started the search for a female conductor to take up a residency at the company in order to redress the...

It’s an understatement that Viscountess Rhondda, Margaret Haig Mackworth (née Thomas), has suffered historical neglect. A pioneering Welsh suffragette and businesswoman; a Lusitania survivor who...

WNO is in rude health on many fronts, but its boss tells George Hall of her mission not just to secure the company as...

It’s ironic that Welsh National Opera have revived director John Caird’s Don Giovanni at this juncture in their history: in 2011, the premiere coincided...

The latest press night parties, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures. This week’s highlights include opening nights of All Or Nothing: The Mod...

26 years old this year, Michael Blakemore’s staging of Puccini’s thriller is showing its age.  It’s not so much that Ashley Martin-Davis’ designs are...

Irish baritone Gavan Ring will make his Welsh National Opera debut in the title role of Don Giovanni this month. He tells Simon Fearn...

It’s ironic that just when it is announced that the contract of Welsh National Opera’s artistic director will not be renewed, David Pountney stages...

Ten years before she was finally appointed the first ever woman poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy turned myth and history on their heads in...
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