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February 2018
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CardiffContemporary Evenings

BBC National Orchestra of Wales


Claire Rutter (Tosca) and Mark S Doss (Scarpia) © Richard Hubert Smith
Puccini: Tosca
Carlo Rizzi; Michael Blakemore; Welsh National Opera; Timothy Burke; Ashley Martin-Davis; Claire Rutter; Mary Elizabeth Williams

CardiffDon Giovanni

Don Giovanni
Mozart: Don Giovanni
James Southall; John Caird; Welsh National Opera; John Napier; Yoon Bae; Gavan Ring; David Stout

CardiffComposition: Wales - Play-through Day

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

CardiffComposition: Wales - Culmination Concert

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

CardiffSt David’s Day

St David’s Day
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Grant Llewellyn; Catrin Finch; BBC National Chorus of Wales
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An uncomplicated, thrilling Tosca from WNO

Claire Rutter (Tosca) and Mark S Doss (Scarpia) © Richard Hubert Smith
Carlo Rizzi conducts WNO's Tosca revival in Cardiff.
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Wheel of Fortune: Preziosilla spins Pountney's Force of Destiny

Justina Gringyte (Preziosilla) © Richard Hubert Smith
When the entire plot is triggered by a freak accident, you can't blame director David Pountney for making Fate itself one of the key characters.  
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Springtime for Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBCNOW

Ryan Wigglesworth © Benjamin Ealovega
Ryan Wigglesworth conducts a Huw Watkins première and a grand-scale account of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
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Scintillating season opener from the BBCNOW

Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Thomas Søndergård conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Mosolov, Shostakovich and Beethoven with Igor Levit
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An arresting From the House of the Dead

Alan Oke (Skuratov) © Clive Barda
David Pountney's House of the Dead makes for high entertainment at Welsh National Opera.
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Stark and spellbinding: Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina

Robert Hayward (Khovansky) © Clive Barda
Welsh National Opera’s new season commemorating the centenary of the 1917 Revolution with three Russian-themed works opens with both a bang and a whimper with this trenchant revival.
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