New to Opera | Welsh National Opera

New to Opera

We're passionate about opera and want to share that passion with as many people as possible. But we know that lots of people think that opera just isn't for them. There are few art forms that have quite as much baggage attached to them as opera. Many people think it's elitist, too expensive, boring, outdated, you have to dress up for it and incomprehensible (watch our Opera - give it a go video here). We wouldn't do what we do if we thought any of that was true. In this section we want to introduce you to opera, show you why we love it and how you can get into opera, it is nowhere near as difficult as you may think.


If you have never been to an opera before but are curious - this is the place to start...