15 July 2014
This summer is set to be another busy one for Welsh National Opera.
The Jette Parker Summer Performance on 20 July at Royal Opera House, London presents a wonderful opportunity to see the opera stars of tomorrow and brings together talented singers, conductors and directors from the The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. These young performers from across the globe present staged performances of the first acts of La Favorite and Così fan tutte alongside WNO Orchestra.
On 22 July, WNO Orchestra return to Wales and the beautiful surroundings of north Pembrokeshire for a performance at Fishguard International Music Festival. Their concert, held in the stunning Oak Hall, Rhosygilwen, will include Vivaldi’s Four Seasons performed alongside the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolli.
WNO begins a three year residency at Royal Opera House, London with two performances of Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron from 25 – 26 July. The production features Sir John Tomlinson in the lead role of Moses.
Also in London the same weekend will be the groundbreaking new opera Anon at King’s Place from 26 - 27 July as part of Tête à Tête. Written by Paralympic Games opening ceremony composer Errollyn Wallen, Anon is the secret journey of millions of women, a journey continuing every day, in the shadows.
WNO’s Faith summer season concludes in breathtaking fashion as Nabucco is performed at Olavinlinna Castle, Finland from 29 July – 2 August. This will be performed alongside Manon Lescaut (part of WNO’s Fallen Women spring season) at the same venue from 30 July – 1 August.
Finally, Proms in the Park at Chepstow racecourse on 23 August promises to be a great day out for all the family with an evening of classical music, a flight display from RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and a spectacular Fireworks display. The Orchestra will be joined by soloist Mary Elizabeth Williams, whom received much acclaim for her role as Abigaille in Nabucco.