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Opera In Cardiff

Verdi • Prokofiev

Opera In Cardiff Tour

We visit Cardiff for Verdi’s eternally popular La Traviata and Prokofiev’s lavishly opulent setting of Tolstoy’s classic. Welsh National Opera goes from strength to strength under conductor Tomàš Hanus and this production promises to be an unmissable event in the opera calendar. Ambitious and epic in scale it seeks to evoke the grandeur of Russian society in the 1800’s. We will stay at the 4* Future Inn in Cardiff Bay with illustrated opera talks and a visit to the National Museum with its outstanding collection of impressionist paintings.



Guests arrive at the Future Inn Hotel after lunch for a welcome and the first opera talk during the afternoon. Dinner follows at the Welsh Millenium Centre before the performance of Verdi’s ever-popular opera La Traviata.
Violetta Linda Richardson, Alfredo Kang Wang
Germont Roland Wood, Flora Rebecca Afonwy-Jones
Director David McVicar Conductor James Southall


After a leisurely breakfast we take to the water for a trip across Cardiff Bay to the National Museum with its superb collection of impressionist paintings. After some free time we gather for a talk about tonight’s opera. An early dinner follows before tonight’s epic production begins at 6-30 pm.
War and Peace by Sergei Prokofiev
Natasha Lauren Michelle, Andrei Jonathan McGovern
Pierre Mark Le Brocq, Marie Leah-Marian Jones
Helene Jurgita Adamonyte, Anatole Adrian Dwyer
Kutuzov Simon Bailey, Dolokhov David Stout
Old Prince Bolkonsky Clive Bayley, Count Rostov James Platt
Director David Pountney Conductor Tomáš Hanus


After breakfast an optional tour of Cardiff Castle will be available, after which guests may depart at around 1-30 pm. The Wales Millennium Centre is the home of WNO and is praised for its striking architecture and excellent acoustics. Seats are in the front stalls