Welsh National Opera to take up summer residencies at ROH from 2014
WNO to perform Moses und Aron, Peter Pan and new commission on Main Stage.
Welsh National Opera (WNO) are to perform at the Royal Opera House during summer residencies, starting in 2014.
The Cardiff-based company are to perform Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron in 2014; Richard Ayres’s Peter Pan, composed by Richard Ayres with a libretto by Lavina Greenlaw in 2015; and a new main stage commission in 2016 to mark WNO’s 70th anniversary.
WNO’s Chief Executive and Artistic Director David Poutney said:
‘We are thrilled to have the chance to present over the next three years some of our most ambitious programming within the prestigious surroundings of the Royal Opera House – a superb platform for WNO’s work and an enrichment of the ROH repertory. This three year programme creates artistic gains for both organizations, which are keen to affirm the importance of artistic collaboration and ambition in a time of financial stress’
Director of The Royal Opera Kasper Holten commented:
‘In this era, collaboration is key, and I believe that the more opera companies can collaborate and work together, the stronger case we will all be able to make for opera – and the wider choice of repertory we will be able to offer. I am thrilled about David’s exciting plans for WNO over the next few years, and we are very happy to be able to showcase some of the company’s most exciting projects in three consecutive years.’