Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera

Formed 1943
Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera
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1943
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Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera

Biography (Wikipedia)

Welsh National Opera (WNO) (Welsh: Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru) is an opera company based in Cardiff, Wales; it gave its first performances in 1946. It began as a mainly amateur body and transformed into an all-professional ensemble by 1973. In its early days the company gave a single week's annual season in Cardiff, gradually extending its schedule to become an all-year-round operation, with its own salaried chorus and orchestra. It has been described by The New York Times as "one of the finest operatic ensembles in Europe".

For most of its existence the company lacked a permanent base in Cardiff, but in 2004 it moved into the new Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. The company tours nationally and internationally, giving more than 120 performances annually, with a repertoire of eight operas each year, to a combined audience of more than 150,000 people. Its most frequent venues other than Cardiff are Llandudno in Wales and Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Plymouth, and Southampton in England.

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Richard Wagner
Parsifal: Finale.
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Parsifal: Finale.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Scenes from the Song of Hiawatha (Onaway! Awake, beloved)
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Scenes from the Song of Hiawatha (Onaway! Awake, beloved)
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Ar lan y mor
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Ar lan y mor
Arwel Hughes
Tydi a Roddaist
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Tydi a Roddaist
Frederick Delius
Summer Night on the River
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Summer Night on the River
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Calon Lan
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Calon Lan
Arthur Sullivan
Ah, leave me not to pine (The Pirates of Penzance)
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Ah, leave me not to pine (The Pirates of Penzance)
Frederick Delius
The Walk to the Paradise Garden (from A Village Romeo and Juliet)
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The Walk to the Paradise Garden (from A Village Romeo and Juliet)
Arthur Sullivan
HMS Pinafore: Overture
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HMS Pinafore: Overture
Sir James MacMillan
The moon became a man today (from Sacrifice)
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The moon became a man today (from Sacrifice)
Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony No 7 (Leningrad)
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Symphony No 7 (Leningrad)
Gustav Mahler
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of the Wayfarer)
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Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of the Wayfarer)
Edward Elgar
The Wild Bears (The Wand of Youth Suite No 2)
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The Wild Bears (The Wand of Youth Suite No 2)
Modest Mussorgsky
Khovanshchina - Act 4 & 5
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Khovanshchina - Act 4 & 5
Modest Mussorgsky
Khovanshchina - Act 3
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Khovanshchina - Act 3
Frederick Delius
Appalachia (excerpt)
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Appalachia (excerpt)
Edward Elgar
To the children (O children, open your arms) from The Starlight Express, Op.78
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To the children (O children, open your arms) from The Starlight Express, Op.78
Edward Elgar
Dream Children, Op.43
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Dream Children, Op.43
Arthur Sullivan
Overture to the Yeoman of the Guard, or The merryman and his maid
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Overture to the Yeoman of the Guard, or The merryman and his maid
Edward Elgar
The Wand of youth - suite no. 2 (Op.1b): The Wild bears
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The Wand of youth - suite no. 2 (Op.1b): The Wild bears
Charles‐François Gounod
Romeo et Juliette: L'amour! L'amour!...Ah! lève-toi, soleil (Act II)
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Romeo et Juliette: L'amour! L'amour!...Ah! lève-toi, soleil (Act II)
Giuseppe Verdi
Un ballo in maschera; Act 3 - Alzati! La tuo figlio...Eri tu...
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Un ballo in maschera; Act 3 - Alzati! La tuo figlio...Eri tu...
James James
Welsh National Anthem (Hen Wlad fy Nhadau)
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Welsh National Anthem (Hen Wlad fy Nhadau)
Richard Wagner
Liebestod (Tristan and Isolde)
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Liebestod (Tristan and Isolde)
Frederick Delius
Brigg Fair
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Brigg Fair
William Alwyn
Miss Julie: Midsummer Night
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Miss Julie: Midsummer Night
Frederick Delius
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
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On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Arthur Sullivan
The Yeomen of the Guard (Overture)
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The Yeomen of the Guard (Overture)
Gilbert O’Sullivan
HMS Pinafore - Act 2 Entr'acte; Fair moon to thee I sing
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HMS Pinafore - Act 2 Entr'acte; Fair moon to thee I sing
Frederick Delius
The Walk to the Paradise Garden
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The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Arthur Sullivan
Three little maids from school (The Mikado)
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Three little maids from school (The Mikado)
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Samson et Dalila - Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix
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Samson et Dalila - Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix
Gilbert O’Sullivan
Yeoman of the Guard - Act 1 Trio "Alas! I waver to and fro"
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Yeoman of the Guard - Act 1 Trio "Alas! I waver to and fro"
Franz Lehár
Vilja-Lied (The Merry Widow)
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Vilja-Lied (The Merry Widow)

Vilja-Lied (The Merry Widow)

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Edward Elgar
The Tame Bear; The Wild Bears (The Wand of Youth Suite No 2)
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The Tame Bear; The Wild Bears (The Wand of Youth Suite No 2)
Edward Elgar
The Wand of Youth Suite No 1 (excerpts)
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The Wand of Youth Suite No 1 (excerpts)
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Past BBC Events

BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Welsh National Opera Orchestra & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
2018-01-24T07:26:29
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Jan
2018
BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Welsh National Opera Orchestra & BBC National Orchestra of Wales

BBC NOW 2017-18 Season: Welsh National Opera Orchestra & BBC National Orchestra of Wales

19:30
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2017 Main Prize - Round 4
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
2017-06-15T07:26:29
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15
Jun
2017
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2017 Main Prize - Round 4

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2017 Main Prize - Round 4

19:30
St David's Hall, Cardiff
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2017 Main Prize - Round 2
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
2017-06-13T07:26:29
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13
Jun
2017
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2017 Main Prize - Round 2

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2017 Main Prize - Round 2

19:30
St David's Hall, Cardiff
Proms 2010: Prom 02
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Royal Albert Hall
2010-07-17T07:26:29
17
Jul
2010

Proms 2010: Prom 02

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2005: Prom 42
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Royal Albert Hall
2005-08-15T07:26:29
15
Aug
2005

Proms 2005: Prom 42

Royal Albert Hall

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