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Welsh National Opera

At his best, Donizetti is a wonderful exponent of the romanticism that emerged in early-1800s Italy, a particularly febrile period in operatic history that...

When censors forbade the onstage depiction of regicide, Verdi was forced to relocate his 1859 Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) away from...

Only Mozart could so deftly have celebrated the Age of Enlightenment through an opera spanning moral philosophy, high drama, fairytale romance – and slapstick. The...

Introduced to the UK opera scene by Lesley Garrett, conductor Carlo Rizzi had two stints as musical director at Welsh National Opera before becoming...

A new classical singing competition featuring The Voice-style blind auditions is being launched to tackle unconscious bias in opera casting. By Voice Alone will see...

Thanks to its gargantuan forces – with more than 60 named roles and a vast chorus reflecting its epic novel forbear – Prokofiev’s War...

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...
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