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WELSH NATIONAL OPERA Summer Opera Classics

Wednesday 2 May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £19, concessions - £16


WNO Orchestra is delighted to return once more this year to Newport with a popular and varied concert programme of music from the theatre stage. Alongside the Orchestra in this exciting presentation are the Men of the WNO Chorus and soloists. Together they will explore strong male characters from the world of opera – Soldiers, Sailors, Prisoners and Priests!

The two soloists are; Trystan Llyr Griffiths (Tenor) and James Cleverton (Baritone).


Among a wide range of music, this concert includes excerpts from Verdi’s La Traviata, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, Rossini’s La Cenerentola, traditional Welsh music for Male Voices, orchestral favourites and much more besides.


Rossini La Cenerentola ‘Overture’

Rossini La Cenerentola No 4 ‘Cavatina’

Rossini La Cenerentola Act 1 Finale ‘Zitto’

Verdi La traviata Act II, No 4 ‘lunge da lei... De Miei Bollenti Spririti’

Gounod Faust ‘Soldier's Chorus’

Bizet The Pearl Fishers Duet 'Au fond du temple saint'

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet ‘Dance of the Knights‘

Traditional (arranged Arwel Hughes) Gwahoddiad




Verdi Les vêpres siciliennes ‘Overture’

Mozart The Magic Flute ‘Priest's Chorus’

Donizetti The Elixir of Love ‘Una fur’

Arwel Hughes Tydi a Roddaist

Verdi Don Carlo ‘E Lui! Desso! … Dio, che nell’alma’

Beethoven Fidelio ‘Prisoners’ Chorus’

Wagner Lohengrin ‘Prelude to Act III’

Wagner The Flying Dutchman ‘Sailors’ Chorus’

Trenet La Mer

02/05/2018 7:30 PM

Welsh National Opera presents an uproarious comic entertainment.  

Featuring Lesley Garrett

Thursday 7 June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £18, concessions - £15

My Ladies, Lords and Gentlemen! WNO cordially invites youto the World Premiere of the rip-roaring, uproarious musical comedy Rhondda Rips It Up!  

This tongue in cheek entertainment has been created foryour delectation by the illustrious Ms Elena Langer (composer and suffragette) and the inimitable Ms Emma Jenkins (librettist and suffragette). 

It is our great pleasure to take you on an unforgettablejourney through the life and adventures of that unsung heroine of the WelshSuffrage movement, Margaret Haig Thomas, the Viscountess Rhondda.

Suffragette, activist and entrepreneur, Lady Rhonddapaved the way for the equal rights for women. As well as campaigning tirelesslyfor women’s suffrage, she became the lightning rod for women’s efforts duringWW1, survived the sinking of the Lusitania and created the radical feministmagazine Time and Tide.  Her indefatigable efforts and endeavourswere finally rewarded when, in 1918, women over the age of thirty were enfranchised.

This thigh-slapping romp through the world of suffrageand song is told through the lens of music-hall and fittingly sports anall-female cast and creative team.  Theaudience will be guided through the story by our very own Emcee (LesleyGarrett) following the escapades of Lady Rhondda (Madeleine Shaw) and her bravebattalion of suffragettes as they fearlessly takes on Peers, politicians andpost-boxes in their struggle for women’s rights.

WNO will showcase this woman’s fight for liberty,survival and equality in a number of ways: from community events, talks andschools workshops to exhibitions, interactive digital experiences as well asthe production itself.


07/06/2018 7:30 PM