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WNO In Cardiff

Rigoletto ∙ The Cunning Little Vixen (Carmen)

WNO In Cardiff Tour

We visit Cardiff for two weekend performances at the Millennium Centre - Verdi’s Rigoletto and Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen. Welsh National Opera goes from strength to strength under conductor Tomàš Hanus. His WNO performances of Janacek have been given rave reviews in the UK and in Brno. We will stay at the magnificent 5* St David’s Hotel with illustrated opera talks and a visit to the National Museum which holds an outstanding collection of impressionist paintings. For those who wish to extend their stay for Carmen, an additional night is available on request.

A two-night tour with an optional extension for Bizet’s Carmen



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 Millennium Centre before the performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto.
Director James Macdonald
Conductor Alexander Joel


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 performance of The Cunning Little Vixen.
Director David Pountney
Conductor Tomáš Hanus


After breakfast an optional tour of Cardiff Castle will be available, after which guests may depart at around 1-30pm.
An optional performance of Carmen at 4 pm is available for anyone wishing to extend their stay.

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.