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  • A UK première

    For over three decades The Merchant of Venice, a titanic opera by Polish-Jewish composer André Tchaikowsky, languished unperformed, until tonight when it will finally be performed in the UK for the first time.

    16 September 2016

  • A perfect start to the festive season

    There’s a real treat in store this December, as WNO Orchestra and BBC National Chorus of Wales come together for the first time to present Handel’s Messiah.

    14 September 2016

  • Macbeth opens in Cardiff this weekend

    Our Shakespeare Season opens on Saturday (10 Sep 2016), at Wales Millennium Centre, with a thrillingly inte

    9 September 2016

  • First chance to see our new Music Director

    Such a piece, encompassing as it does life and death, deserves to be treated as a special event.

    6 September 2016

  • Who was André Tchaikowsky?

    This Autumn we present the UK première of The Merchant of Venice, composed by the fascinatingly named André Tchaikowsky. Which begs the question – who was this man, a Polish Jew with the name of a Russian composer, who dared tackle this titanic Shakespearean play?

    2 September 2016