Filmed by Thiemo Hehl.
Book Tickets: http://www.wno.org.uk/nabucco
When Nabucco is struck by lightning he proclaims himself to be a god. Others think he is a mad man, a tyrant, yesterday's news, a father and possibly even a liberator. In the final reckoning how will Nabucco be judged?
Best known for 'Va, pensiero -- The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves', Nabucco is a rich treasure by the young Verdi that all fans of his work will want to discover. Nabucco is the operatic equivalent of a 1950s biblical Hollywood epic with its rousing, soaring score. We are delighted to present Nabucco once again as the company who re-introduced it to British audiences a century after it was last performed on these shores. Nabucco will send you home humming the tunes and tapping your feet for days to come.
Supported by the Colwinston Charitable Trust, WNO Partnership and the Nabucco Circle.
Boulevard Solitude opening titles | Welsh National Opera
Sex, Drugs and Opera
Manon and Armand are in love. But can their love survive when a world of sex, drugs and crime intrudes on their happiness?
Henze's powerful, intoxicating opera is a compelling vision of post-war Europe. Combining jazz, 19th century opera and 20th century styles - this is opera but not as you know it.
Award winning Theatre, Opera and Film Director Mariusz Trelinski sets his production against a gritty, cinematic backdrop of an underground station where temptation and lust lurk around every corner.
Boulevard Solitude is performed by a world-class cast alongside the WNO Chorus and Orchestra. Join us for an evening at the theatre which promises to overwhelm the senses.
Book Tickets | http://www.wno.org.uk/boulevard
WNO Music Director Lothar Koenigs talks about St David's Hall concert
Music Director Lothar Koenigs and the WNO Orchestra want to share some extraordinary music with you. This music may be less familiar than the popular classics. However, through their conviction and passion, the orchestra prove that it is no less moving or exhilarating. Lothar and the orchestra believe deeply in this music. By spending a couple of hours with them at St David's Hall, you will too.
Our concert this January reflects on the composer in love. Passionate and evoking, a few tales are told through the music about these great composers which will stir the heart. An evening of potent and opulent music paying tribute to great artistic muses who inspired great composers.
Book Tickets | http://www.wno.org.uk/fallenwomenconcert
Music appears courtesy of Naxos Rights US Inc.
Benjamin Britten: A New Year Carol | WNO Côr Caia Choir
WNO Côr Caia Choir perform Benjamin Britten's 'A New Year Carol', as part of the Friday Afternoons Project, to celebrate Britten's Centenary celebrations.
Musical Director: Jenny Pearson
Accompanist: Annette Bryn Parri
Anna Bolena Trailer | Welsh National Opera
Anne is the original Boleyn girl. Few figures in British history have dominated the imaginations of writers, painters and film directors quite like her. Donizetti's re-imagining of Anne's final days in the scheming court of Henry VIII is a touching one. It is a portrait of an innocent stranded in a nest of vipers. You will find it hard not to care deeply for her.
Book Tickets: http://www.wno.org.uk/tudors
Manon Lescaut | Welsh National Opera
Manon has been seduced. As an impressionable young woman she wanted it all. She wanted to taste the tempting fruit of adult life. Now just months later she has discovered that the fruit is rotten at the core. Does Manon have any chance of salvation?
Book Tickets | http://www.wno.org.uk/manon
The Tudors | Welsh National Opera
The Tudors are coming back to rule Britain once again. This autumn, Henry VIII, Jane Seymour, Anne Boleyn, Mary Stuart, Elizabeth I and the Earl of Essex will grace the stages of theatres across Wales and England.
Book Tickets: http://www.wno.org.uk/tudors
Roberto Devereux | Welsh National Opera
Elizabeth I may rule the world but she does not rule her own heart. When her favourite, Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex is threatened with charges of treason she strives to save him. Should he ever be arrested he simply has to present her ring to ensure his freedom.
Music licensed courtesy of Naxos Rights US Inc: http://www.naxos.com/
Tosca Trailer | Welsh National Opera
Floria Tosca stands in shock, clutching a dagger in her bloodstained hands. An hour before she was singing hymns in church. How did she come to this?
Tosca is a fast-paced operatic thriller. From the first shattering bars Puccini's mastery puts you on the edge of your seat and keeps you there. Michael Blakemore's classic period production returns with American soprano Mary Elizabeth Williams and Austrian baritone Claudio Otelli making their WNO debuts.
Book Tickets | http://www.wno.org.uk/tosca
Sound Recording by James Clarke and Jim Unwin from Tŷ Cerdd Studios
I AM TUDOR
I AM TUDOR, ARE YOU?
Welsh National Opera have commissioned yello brick to produce a new digital experience to celebrate our Tudor season. The experience will last approximately 5 minutes.
TAKE THE TEST - http://www.iamtudor.co.uk
Rehearsal Week 4 | The Tudors Mini Series
"Donizetti is the king of ecstatic, exuberant music" repetiteur, Stephen Wood talks about the power of Donizetti and his role during rehearsals for Maria Stuarda. Book Tickets: http://www.wno.org.uk/tudors