2014 | 2015

Free pre-performance talks

FREE Pre-Performance Talks

WNO Extra

These 30-minute talks give you an expert introduction to each opera. You'll be provided with everything you need to enjoy your evening. 

Speakers include Nicholas John Trainee Dramaturg, Sophie Rashbrook. 

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

Autumn 2014

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
William Tell Friday 12, Saturday 20 September & Saturday 4 October 5.30pm
Carmen Friday 19, Saturday 27 September & Thursday 2 October 6.15pm; Sunday 21 & Sunday 28 September 3pm
Moses in Egypt Friday 3 October 6.15pm & Sunday 5 October 3pm

Swansea Grand Theatre
Carmen Saturday 11 October 6pm

New Theatre Oxford
William Tell Thursday 16 October 6.15pm
Carmen Friday 17 October 6.15pm
Moses in Egypt Saturday 18 October 5.30pm

Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Carmen Thursday 23 October 3pm & 5.45pm
Moses in Egypt Friday 24 October 3pm & 5.45pm 
William Tell Saturday 25 October 3pm & 5.45pm

Liverpool Empire Theatre
Carmen Saturday 8 November 5.45pm

Bristol Hippodrome
Carmen Thursday 13 November 5.45pm
Moses in Egypt Friday 14 November 5.45pm 
William Tell Saturday 15 November 5pm

Birmingham Hippodrome
Carmen Wednesday 19 & Thursday 20 November 6.30pm
Moses in Egypt Friday 21 November 6.15pm 
William Tell Saturday 22 November 5.30pm

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Carmen Thursday 27 November 5.45pm
Moses in Egypt Friday 28 November 5.45pm 
William Tell Saturday 29 November 5pm

Spring 2015

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Chorus! Saturday 7 – Saturday 14 February 6.15pm; Sunday 22 February 3pm
The Magic Flute Friday 13, Friday 20, Wednesday 26 & Saturday 28 February 6.15pm; Sunday 15 February 3pm
Hansel & Gretel Saturday 21, Wednesday 25 & Friday 27 February 6.15pm

Birmingham Hippodrome
Chorus! Wednesday 4 March 6.15pm
The Magic Flute Thursday 5 & Friday 6 March 6.15pm
Hansel & Gretel Saturday 7 March 6.15pm

Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Chorus! Wednesday 11 March 3pm & 5.45pm
The Magic Flute Thursday 12 & Friday 13 March 3pm & 5.45pm
Hansel & Gretel Saturday 14 March 3pm & 5.45pm

Milton Keynes Theatre
Chorus! Wednesday 18 March 5.45pm
The Magic Flute Thursday 19 & Friday 20 March 5.45pm
Hansel & Gretel Saturday 21 March 5.45pm

Milton Keynes Theatre
Chorus! Wednesday 18 March 5.45pm
The Magic Flute Thursday 19 & Friday 20 March 5.45pm
Hansel & Gretel Saturday 21 March 5.45pm

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Chorus! Wednesday 25 March 5.45pm
The Magic Flute Thursday 26 & Friday 27 March 5.45pm
Hansel & Gretel Saturday 28 March 5.45pm

Bristol Hippodrome
Chorus! Wednesday 8 April 5.45pm
The Magic Flute Thursday 9 & Friday 10 April 5.45pm
Hansel & Gretel Saturday 11 April 5.45pm

Summer 2015

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Peter Pan Saturday 16 & Saturday 23 May 5.30pm; Sunday 31 May 3pm (Bring young members of your family along to this special preshow talk led by a storyteller. Tickets do not need to be booked in advance)
The Magic Flute Friday 22 & Saturday 30 May; Friday 5 June 6.15pm

Pelléas and Mélisande Friday 29 May; Thursday 4 June & Saturday 6 June 6.15pm

Birmingham Hippodrome
The Magic Flute 
Wednesday 10 June & Friday 12 June 6.15pm
Peter Pan 
Thursday 11 June 6.15pm (Bring young members of your family along to this special preshow talk led by a storyteller. Tickets do not need to be booked in advance)
Pelléas and Mélisande 
Saturday 13 June 6.15pm

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