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Welsh National Opera: Blaze of Glory!

23 February, 10, 14 + 18 March 2023

Donald Gordon Theatre

Cymru, coal and choral singing

Set in a 1950s Welsh Valleys’ community, Blaze of Glory! follows the fortunes of a small group of miners who embark upon a musical escapade by reforming their male voice choir to raise spirits following a mining disaster.

Led by their heroic chorus master and supported by the strong-willed women who stand by them, the men embark on a series of adventures. They kidnap a yodeller, take part in the historic trans-Atlantic link-up with Paul Robeson, and blaze a trail to the Eisteddfodau and beyond.


This is rated out of 5 stars

"New work set among a fractured mining community affirms the healing power of music"

The Stage

Blaze of Glory! celebrates the land of song and how community spirit can triumph over adversity. Traditional Welsh harmonies blend with the a cappella sounds of the 1950s, operetta, gospel and big band as our intrepid band of gleemen Lindy hop their way to glory. Join our men in blazers for a feel-good performance which will make your heart sing.

Sung in English, with surtitles in Welsh and English

Start time:
Tue, Thu, Fri + Sat 7.30pm

Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes with one interval


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Groups 10+ from £4 off. Applies to selected seats. 
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£12.50 — Applies to selected seats. One free teacher's seat with every 10 pupils. Call 029 2063 6464 to book.

UNDER 16s Offer

£5, when bought with a full price adult ticket. Please note that all under 16s must be seated with an adult aged 18 or above.

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The Donald Gordon Theatre during a Patti Smith concert

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Donald Gordon Theatre