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Welsh National Opera: The Nightingale + Bluebeard’s Castle (Double Bill)

9, 11 & 13 June 2020 - CANCELLED

Donald Gordon Theatre

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic Welsh National Opera’s summer season at the Centre will no longer take place.

We will be contacting ticket bookers from Monday 20 April with details of the options available to them.

Please bear with us and rest assured that we will be in touch with all ticket bookers in due course – you don’t need to do anything. We ask for your patience as we work through a very large number of ticket orders and emails at this time.

Stravinsky | Bartók

Welsh National Opera present a contrasting double bill: the enchanting fairy tale, The Nightingale and the dark and menacing story of Bluebeard’s Castle, both conducted by WNO Music Director, Tomáš Hanus.

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, The Nightingale will be brought to life by eight singers, 11 puppeteers and a cast of fabulous life-sized puppets. Stravinsky’s sweeping score underpins the narrative exploring the true power of music.

This is followed by Bartók’s brooding opera Bluebeard’s Castle that sees Sir Bryn Terfel return to the Company as Duke Bluebeard alongside Michelle Deyoung as Judith. This new production will feature a video-projected set to draw you into the dystopian world of Bluebeard’s Castle where murder and marriage go hand in hand.

The Nightingale
Sung in Russian, with English and Welsh surtitles

Bluebeard’s Castle
Sung in Hungarian, with English and Welsh surtitles

Running time: Approximately2 hours 45 minutes (Including 1 interval)


£10 tickets — Applies to selected seats

All offers subject to allocations and availability.

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