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Performer: Welsh National Opera

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BristolMadama ButterflyNew production

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Carlo Rizzi; Lindy Hume; Welsh National Opera; Isabella Bywater; Elanor Higgins; Joyce El-Khoury

BristolThe Barber of Seville

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia
Tomáš Hanus; Giles Havergal; Welsh National Opera; Freddie Brown; Russell Craig; Davy Cunningham

SouthamptonMadama ButterflyNew production

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Carlo Rizzi; Lindy Hume; Welsh National Opera; Isabella Bywater; Elanor Higgins; Joyce El-Khoury
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WNO’s belated 75th birthday party gets off to a triumphant start

WNO finally emerges from the pandemic with a performance of The Barber of Seville full of emotion and elation.
*****
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WNO’s Figaro revival crackles with humour and exudes joie de vivre

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

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

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 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

It’s a small miracle that the production has been recreated so well in such a short time frame.
****1
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