All Performances

  • Why the world needs compassion now

    1 July

    Join UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova and Karen Armstrong FRSL, internationally renowned scholar on comparative religions, in conversation to discuss religion and conflict in the world today.

    1 City

  • Manon Lescaut

    Giacomo Puccini

    New Production

    30 July - 1 August

    Fallen Women
    Manon Lescaut is the classic Fallen Woman. Puccini charts her rapid descent from innocent to criminal with feverish intensity.

    8 Cities

  • Proms in the Park


    23 August

    The Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera will be hosting an evening of classical music and in addition the evening will feature a flight display from the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and a spectacular Fireworks display to end the evening.

    1 City

  • William Tell


    New Production

    12 September - 29 November

    We all know the story about the apple, that the overture was the theme tune for the Lone Ranger and that Rossini was a comic genius. But there is much more to William Tell than any of this would suggest.

    6 Cities

  • Carmen


    19 September - 27 November

    Why is Carmen one of the best loved of all operas? Is it the music which has become embedded into popular culture and consciousness? Is it Carmen herself, hard to like but impossible not to fall in love with or the entire cast of characters who surround her?

    8 Cities