Welsh National Opera celebrates European Opera Day (8 May)

May 8, 2010

This Saturday (8 May), visit the Welsh National Opera (WNO) in Cardiff – see some of the props and set models from productions together with the chance to learn more about life behind the scenes with podcasts and short films.

In the foyer at the Wales Millennium Centre there will be performances from the WNO’s Singing Club as well as ‘guerrilla opera’ – undercover members of WNO Chorus singing impromptu scenes from Carmen – around the building. There will also be the chance c

European Opera Days sees opera companies and their teams unite through a weekend of events to make a strong statement that opera is relevant to today’s society and accessible to everyone.  Opera houses across Europe and further afield invite a range of people including opera aficionados, newcomers, neighbours, young people and children to join them for free activities celebrating the art of opera and the talent of those who make it.  With the aim of raising and maintaining the profile of opera through exposure and insight into how opera works within an interactive context, this annual event is geared towards encouraging the formation of new relationships with audiences and strengthening existing ones.

More about Welsh National Opera

  • The Welsh National Opera is the national opera company for Wales. It tours extensively throughout Wales and is the largest provider of opera to regional England. WNO receives annual revenue funding from the Arts Council of Wales and the Arts Council England.
  • Singing Club will perform on the Glanfa Stage at 1:00pm
  • www.wno.org.uk