Welsh National Youth Opera are putting on Kommilitonen! (Young Blood) by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. This is an elctrifying documentary opera about young people and politics in the twentieth century.
The piece weves together the stories of victims and aggressors from the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the unique life of James Meredith - the first African American to be accepted into the University of Mississippi in 1962, and the students of the Weisse Rose movement from 1940's…Continue
Posted on June 29, 2016 at 8:00
Welsh National Youth Opera are holding auditions for a new production of Kommilitonen!
It's a contemporary opera about student revolution in the Twentieth Century
anyone who is between 16 and 25 and loves singing and acting should apply - spread the word
Posted on September 22, 2015 at 23:01
In the middle of rehearsals for Unheard Voices - CREW which opens next week at the WMC in a WNO rehearsal studio.
It's been an incredibly challenging week working with 4 stagehands on developing theatrical languages which articulate what the world of opera performance is like from their perspective. So many hidden talents are emerging! We are blending mime, standup, and storytelling with set building and technical language to create a really unique show. Next week we gain a 5th…Continue
Posted on December 5, 2014 at 10:50
It's not every show that casts a cheif executive & artistic director as an actor alongside 4 of thier stage crew, but Unheard Voices - CREW does!
This is going to be an umissable evening which subverts all the usual stereotypes of opera and reveals the amazing stories of those people usually hidden in the shadows of the wings and fly floor. Come and see!…Continue
Posted on November 25, 2014 at 23:44