Thursday 27 February at 7.30pm
Tickets - £19.50, concessions - £16.50, 16 to 25 year olds - £5 (not suitable for under 14s)
Music Theatre Wales in association with London Sinfonietta
Music by Philip Venables Written/directed by Ted Huffman
Two 15-year-olds in love who lived every moment, including their last, online
Composer Philip Venables and director Ted Huffman − the duo behind the award-winning 4. 48Psychosis – examine the real-life tragedy of Russian runaways Denis Muravyov and Katya Vlasova. Dubbed a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, they broadcast their forbidden final days together on social media. And rightly or wrongly, the public clicked, watched and responded.
Splicing verbatim text, video, music and theatre, Denis & Katya explores how storiesare shaped and shared in our age of trolls, conspiracy theories, fake news, and 24/7 digital connection.
What makes you click?
“an intimate, haunting triumph” New York Times
“Venables, a…British composer of ferocious dramatic instincts…astonishing” The New Yorker
“a sensitive, subtle, and deeply questioning meditation on youth, voyeurism, and the age of social media” Musical America
“challenges the ear, the eye, and the soul to accept a wholly new hybrid form of operatic expression.” Opera Today
“gripping” Opera News
“game-changing….gripping, thoughtful artistry” The Philadelphia Inquirer
What will they learn about vehicles and what will they learn about each other? How will they get back to their own time? Come along on this operatic space voyage through the history of transport for children aged 6 - 12 year olds and their adults and find out!
An Operasonic / Martyn Harry Production.
Join Figaro and Susanna on their marriage merry go round, as servants outwit their masters, women outwit their men and true love triumphs against the odds.
Wednesday 27 May at 7.30pm
Tickets - £20, concessions - £17
This Summer Welsh National Opera takes you back to school with a brand new production of Mozart’s comic opera Così fan tutte aka School of Love. Set in the early 1970s, four sixth formers discover that falling in love can be incredible, dramatic, awkward and complicated in this coming of age tale.
The students are given a valuable lesson in love, life and liberty when their teacher involves them in a secret experiment. They are challenged to re-think their relationships with each other and indeed their whole identities as they are confronted with a series of amusing scenarios designed to deceive.
Sung in English