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'Chorus!' is an extravaganza featuring some of the greatest moments in opera, a fully staged show which puts the exceptional WNO Chorus centre stage alongside soprano Lesley Garrett. It’s an opportunity to delight in some of opera’s best loved scenes as well as to discover exceptional music you may not have experienced before.

Prokofiev: War and Peace: Epigraph
Britten: Peter Grimes: Who holds himself apart
Wagner: The flying Dutchman: Spinning Chorus
Verdi: Macbeth: Murderers Chorus
Verdi: Trovatore: Anvil Chorus
Verdi: The Force of Destiny: Rataplan
Purcell: The Fairy Queen: Hush no more
Puccini: Madma Butterfly: Humming Chorus
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress: With air commanding
Weill: Mahagonny: Alabama song
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk; Police scene
Bizet: Carmen: Cigarette Chorus
Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance: A Policeman's lot
Offenbach: Tales of Hoffman: Barcarolle
Janacek: The Cunning Little Vixen: Wedding Chorus


Bizet: Carmen: Les voici
Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance: With cat-like tread
Verdi: Macbeth: Witches Chorus
Verdi: La Forze del Destino: La Vergine degli Angeli
Handel: Messiah: Hallelujah
Franck: Panis Angelicus
Khovanshchina: Wailing Chorus
Verdi: Nabucco: Va Pensiero
arr Paul Bateman: The Impossible Dream

Director David Pountney
Starring WNO Chorus and Lesley Garrett
Conductor Alexander Martin
Choreographer Denni Sayers

All performances start at 7.15pm

Running time approximately two hours including one interval of 25 minutes

Sung in various languages with surtitles in English (and Welsh in Cardiff and Llandudno)

Pre-performance talks are free and can be booked at the same time you book your opera tickets.

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Saturday 7 & 14 February 6.15pm; Sunday 22 February 3pm

Birmingham Hippodrome
Wednesday 4 March 6.15pm

Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Wednesday 11 March 3pm & 5.45pm

Milton Keynes Theatre
Wednesday 18 March 5.45pm

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Wednesday 25 March 5.45pm

Bristol Hippodrome
Wednesday 8 April 5.45pm