15 Sep - 22 Nov
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We do our best,
we Queens, we mothers,
mothers of Queens
That saying? Behind every famous man...? From Mrs Darwin to Queen Kong, Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife is a poetry collection that takes a swipe at the famous men of history and myth from their spouses' perspective. Composer Tom Green has transformed these firework poems in to a 21st century opera for solo soprano and string quartet and loop pedals. Join us for the debut of a radical new operatic voice, as five onstage musicians construct disembodied choirs and armies of string quartets to tell a story we all share.
A production by Welsh National Opera, Taliesin Arts Centre, Echo Forest and The Mavron Quartet.
Pre-performance talk by Carol Ann Duffy and Tom Green
From 6.15pm, in the Preseli Room at Wales Millennium Centre, poet Carol Ann Duffy will give a short reading from The World’s Wife followed by a talk from Tom Green, composer of the opera.
Spaces are limited, so please call Ticket Office on 029 2063 6464 to secure a place.
Sung in English with surtitles in English
Running time 70 minutes with no interval
Tom Green is supported by PRS for Music Foundation