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Welsh National Opera

When Jake Heggie’s opera Dead Man Walking premiered in the US in 2000, it intensified the national debate about capital punishment. Based on the book...

“What’s occurrin'?” Director-librettist Daisy Evans brings a Barry Island vernacular style to her gleefully anarchic production for Welsh National Opera. She and musical director-arranger Stephen...

Leonora Thomson is stepping down as managing director of Welsh National Opera, the company has confirmed. Thomson, who joined the Cardiff opera company as managing...

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...
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