WNO welcomes HRH The Prince of Wales to Lohengrin’s first night

17 May 2013

WNO is delighted to announce that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will be attending the opening night of our new production of Lohengrin, which is performed on 23 May at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.

The Prince of Wales is WNO’s Patron and regularly enjoys Wagner’s operas. The last performance he attended at Wales Millennium Centre was Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in 2010. Last year The Prince hosted a gala evening for WNO at Buckingham Palace where our Chorus performed a Wagner programme for guests who had supported the Company’s work.

Our Music Director, Lothar Koenigs said: “We are thrilled and honoured that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is able to attend the opening night of our new production of Lohengrin in Cardiff. The performances of Lohengrin this season will not only celebrate Wagner’s bicentenary year but will also be the first time in 50 years for WNO audiences to see this masterpiece.”

Following the performance The Prince will go on stage to meet members of our Company, Chorus and Orchestra, as well as cast and crew. He will also meet members of the WNO Lohengrin Syndicate and Gala guests who have helped support this production.

Find out more about our new production of Wagner’s Lohengrin.