It’s that time of year again! With Christmas nearing and 2022 drawing to a close, we take a look back at some of the best art and cultural offerings to come out of Wales this year. Today, we’re taking a look at the best opera and classical music productions to come out of Wales in 2022.
Puss in Boots – Mid Wales Opera (Performance)
Mid Wales Opera resurrects a work about a much-loved fairy-tale character and once again shows audiences how the core of music theatre does not depend on trappings grand or remote
2117/Hedd Wyn – Welsh National Opera (Recording)
A new Welsh language opera, set against a post-apocalyptic background and drawing its inspiration from well-known events of the past.
British Piano Concertos – Featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales (Recording)
A strong release by Lyrita featuring six piano concertos, conducted by Martyn Brabbins, performed by Simon Callaghan and BBC NOW.
Jenůfa – Welsh National Opera (Performance)
Welsh National Opera continues its Spring season with the revival of Janáček’s Jenůfa – a scintillating production from the 1990s.
Aldeburgh Festival: BBC National Orchestra of Wales at Snape Maltings – BBC National Orchestra of Wales (Performance)
As part of Britten Pears’ Aldeburgh Festival, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales offered two evenings of performance at the historic Snape Maltings.
The Makropulos Affair – Welsh National Opera (Performance)
Welsh National Opera‘s new production of The Makropulos Affair by Janáček sees the company open its Autumn season with power and precision.
Eleanor Alberga: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 – Featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (Recording)
The latest collection from Lyrita featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as part of Eleanor Alberga: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 and The Soul’s Expression
La bohème – Welsh National Opera (Performance)
A production of Puccini’s La bohème, first seen ten years ago, was another fine addition to the company’s Autumn season.