WNO Field | Welsh National Opera

Important Message

Just to let you know that this page is no longer being updated as this event is now in the past.

See all Archive Performances

SummaryBack to top

Friday, May 13, 2016 - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Youth and Community

Field is an immersive artwork and memorial for 923 Royal Welch Fusiliers who died at the Battle of the Somme during the First World War and have no known grave.

Field has been created by award-winning international art and design collective Squidsoup, commissioned by Welsh National Opera to accompany our major new opera, In Parenthesis by Iain Bell.

The 923 lights represent the many fallen fusiliers whose names are inscribed on the Thiepval Memorial in France. Some of these men would have served with ‘In Parenthesis’ author, David Jones, during the battle at Mametz Wood July 1916.

This work seeks to create an environment for remembrance and contemplation; one that connects the spiritual and elemental with the physical, the unseen with the seen, our past with our present.

This installation is open daily to the public and is free to enjoy.

Artwork by Squidsoup.


In Parenthesis is commissioned by the Nicholas John Trust with 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War Centenary
Field is supported by Colwinston Charitable Trust

Supported by