Welsh National Opera (WNO) believes in the power of opera to transform lives.

Their mission: to bring the power, drama and raw emotion of opera to as wide an audience as possible in performances, marked by an uncompromising quest for artistic quality.

As a national company with international status, WNO sit at the heart of music-making in Wales and play a valuable role in the communities we serve in England.

Working with partners, they discover and nurture young operatic talent, and provide the springboard for international careers.

Touring is the company's lifeblood and they strive to present the highest quality work across their artistic programme - entertaining and inspiring audiences at operas and concerts - and providing transformative experiences through their youth and community work.

Building on their 70-year history and roots in the communities of South Wales, WNO aims to demonstrate to future generations that opera is a rewarding, relevant and universal art form.

More than any other company, WNO opens up the world of opera to everyone.