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Performer: Welsh National Opera

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NorwichThe Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Carlo Rizzi; Tobias Richter; Welsh National Opera; Ralph Koltai; Sue Blane; Anita Watson; Soraya Mafi

PlymouthThe Marriage of Figaro

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Carlo Rizzi; Tobias Richter; Welsh National Opera; Ralph Koltai; Sue Blane; Jonathan McGovern; Anita Watson

PlymouthCarmenNew production

Bizet: Carmen
Andrew Greenwood; Jo Davies; Welsh National Opera; Leslie Travers; Gabrielle Dalton; Julia Mintzer; Peter Auty

PlymouthLes Vêpres siciliennesNew production

Verdi: Les Vêpres siciliennes (I vespri siciliani)
Gareth Jones; David Pountney; Welsh National Opera; Raimund Bauer; Marie-Jeanne Lecca; Giorgio Caoduro; Jung Soo Yun

BirminghamThe Marriage of Figaro

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Carlo Rizzi; Tobias Richter; Welsh National Opera; Ralph Koltai; Sue Blane; Jonathan McGovern; Anita Watson
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WNO’s Figaro revival crackles with humour and exudes joie de vivre

Soraya Mafi (Susanna) and Anita Watson (Countess) © Richard Hubert Smith
A solid Figaro in Cardiff, in which individual performances are a joy, and humour abounds. 
****1
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WNO tackles Vêpres but the vocal fireworks fail to ignite

Marine Tournet (dancer) and Giorgio Caoduro (Montfort) © Johan Persson
David Pountney completes his “Verdi trilogy” for the company but although his staging has fluidity, it lacks an explosive ending... and the vocal performances disappoint. 
***11
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A White House Rigoletto with some impressive voices

Mark S Doss (Rigoletto) © Richard Hubert Smith
Welsh National Opera brought a cast of strong voices to Birmingham for a production of Rigoletto intriguingly set in the White House of the 1960s. 
***11
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Carmen in Cardiff: WNO's powerful new production is a triumph

Virginie Verrez (Carmen) and Dimitri Pittas (Don José) © Bill Cooper
Virginie Verrez acted not with fire and ice but with gallic insouciance.
****1
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War and Peace: WNO comes to London to parade its wares

War and Peace © Clive Barda
It’s a small miracle that the production has been recreated so well in such a short time frame.
****1
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