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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.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

17 January 2013 at 12.07pm | 4 Comments

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.'

Find out about The Royal Opera's own plans for performances of new works until 2020

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

17 January 2013 at 12.07pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged 2014, Arnold Schoenberg, by Kasper Holten, David Poutney, Kasper Holten, Moses und Aron, partnership, Peter Pan, residency, Richard Ayres, Royal Opera, Welsh National Opera, WNO

This article has 4 comments

  1. MauriceC responded on 17 January 2013 at 1:52pm Reply

    Excellent news!

  2. Stephen Diviani responded on 18 January 2013 at 3:41pm Reply

    Makes total sense. Cardiff prices?

  3. David Gifford responded on 14 March 2013 at 11:13pm Reply

    Wonderful news. A great shame they couldn't have started with their current Lulu; a vastly superior staging to Christof Loy's bland, blank and barren staging for ROH of a couple of year's back.
    WNO's ability to put on stimulating, and frequently world class, stagings of interesting repertoire (despite financial restrictions) - AND tour them - puts some of our other opera companies to shame.
    I, for one, will be thrilled to see their Moses and Aaron at Covent Garden.

  4. William Mansfield responded on 18 March 2013 at 12:24am Reply

    Excellent News.Great Company in a Great Opera House

    Some body please sponser revival of this company's
    Meistersinger from 2010. Must rank as one of the great productions of all time. I am willing to put up a few pounds.

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