27 June 2017
David Pountney (Artistic Director) and Leonora Thomson (Managing Director) WNO, stated today:
'We are delighted that we continue to be recognised as part of Arts Council England’s national portfolio and thank Arts Council Midlands for their amazing support. This positive endorsement of our work from Arts Council England (ACE) is very encouraging, and acknowledges the work we do in touring opera and outreach activity throughout many English regions from Liverpool to Southampton. We look forward to working closely with Arts Council Midlands and Arts Council of Wales on the delivery of our work in future years.'
Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England said: 'Welsh National Opera has a reputation for excellence, producing opera which inspires audiences across the nation. We're delighted to be supporting them over the next four years and it'll be great to see our funding creating new opportunities for more people to be inspired by opera.'