Huw Morgan’s Programme Disappoints, but Not his Musicianship

17/10/2017

Ravel, Enescu, Williams, Arban: Huw Morgan (trumpet), Christopher Williams (piano), Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 13.10.2017. (GPu) Read more

John Copley’s production of Die Fledermaus retains its champagne sparkle

16/10/2017

Johann Strauss II, Die Fledermaus: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / James Southall (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 14.10.2017. (GPu)

Die Fledermaus, Welsh National Opera; photo credit - Bill Cooper.

WNO’s Die Fledermaus (c) Bill Cooper

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BBC National Orchestra of Wales Launches Russian Revolutionary Season

15/10/2017

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 Shostakovich, Beethoven, Mosolov: Igor Levit (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Thomas Søndergård (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 12.10.2017. (PCG) Read more

WNO’s From the House of the Dead – an Outstanding Achievement, Mandatory Viewing

15/10/2017

Janáček, From the House of the Dead: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 12.10.2017. (GPu)

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WNO’s From the House of the Dead (c) Clive Barda

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Musical Riches in a Recital for Solo Violin by Benjamin Baker

10/10/2017

Ysaye and Paganini: Benjamin Baker (violin), Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 6.10.2017. (GPu) Read more

Though There Is Some Fine Singing, WNO’s Eugene Onegin Doesn’t Grip Emotionally

03/10/2017

Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists, and Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Ainár Rubiķis (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. 27.9.2017. (GPu)

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Natalya Romaniw (Tatyana) (c) Betina Skovbro

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NEW! Tom Green and Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife Premieres on 15 October in Cardiff

03/10/2017

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Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife poetry collection becomes a chamber opera by trailblazing young composer Tom Green 

World Premiere on Sun 15 Oct 2017, WNO’s Millennium Centre (Weston Studio), Cardiff 

Up-and-coming British composer Tom Green’s first chamber opera The World’s Wife – based on Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy’s 1999 collection of poems of the same title – will receive its world première at Welsh National Opera’s Millennium Centre (Weston Studio) in Cardiff on Sunday 15 October 2017. The first performance will be followed by a six-date Welsh tour stopping in Brecon, Swansea, Holyhead, Aberystwyth, Caernarfon, and Milford Haven. Read more

The BBC NOW Season Opens with Unfamiliar Choice of Works

01/10/2017

Franck, Takemitsu, Milhaud, Honegger, d’Indy: Peter Moore (trombone), BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Kazuki Yamada (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 29.9.2017. (PCG) Read more

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