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.