Batten down the hatches!
As autumn begins to take hold and the weather turns, an operatic storm is brewing inside the Centre.
The WNO's epic autumn opera season is about to be unleashed.
15 September – 24 November
David Poutney's new production promises to be as ambitious and epic as the novel; with a huge cast, mind-blowing set, stunning video projections and breathtaking costumes by Marie-Jeanne Lecca that reflect the grandeur of Russian society in the 1800s.
Language: sung in English, with surtitles in English and Welsh.
But that's not all...
5 October – 22 November
The season also sees the revival of La traviata and La Cenerentola, Rossini’s retelling of Charles Perrault’s Cinderella which promises to 'transport you to a candy-coloured world of fairy tale' complete with outrageous wigs (courtesy of the ugly sisters) and a sparkling musical score by Tomáš Hanus.
Will Angelina (Cinderella) go to the ball? Book now to find out.
Language: sung in Italian with surtitles in English and Welsh.
21 September – 23 November
La traviata tops the charts as the most loved and performed opera in the world - a classic tale of thwarted love and duty with sumptuous costumes and an evocative musical score, including the Brindisi (the drinking song).
Language: Italian with surtitles in English and Welsh.