Welsh Opera

Welsh Opera in 2017 | The Best Productions

The year 2017 has been an amazing year for Welsh opera productions! Wales Arts Review has taken on the difficult task of selecting the top productions of Welsh opera productions in 2017

The World’s Wife (Welsh National Opera, Echo Forest, Taliesin Arts Centre and Mavron Quartet co-production)

Cath Barton is at the Wales Millennium Centre to cast a critical eye over a production of  The World’s Wife by the Welsh National Opera. 

Khovanshchina (Welsh National Opera)

Nigel Jarrett is at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff for a Welsh National Opera performance of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Musorgsky’s Khovanshchina.

Newport Legends (Operasonic)

Cath Barton attended the public performance of the full Operasonic: Newport Legends show and reflects on the creation and culmination of the work.

From the House of the Dead (Welsh National Opera)

Cath Barton is at the Wales Millennium Centre to cast a critical eye over a production of From the House of the Dead, an opera based on Dostoyevsky’s Notes From the House of the Dead.

Semele (Mid Wales Opera and RWCMD in association with The Academy of Ancient Music)

Cath Barton is at the Richard Burton Theatre to review a production of Handel’s Semele, a co-production between Mid Wales Opera and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in association with the Academy of Ancient Music.


And the winner of our Opera of the Year 2017 is…





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