WELSH NATIONAL OPERA

WELSH NATIONAL OPERA

At Birmingham Hippodrome

Rumour has it the Welsh can sing. Moreover, they're the best in the world. So when the Welsh National Opera’s Spring Season opens in Brum, we listen.

Hitting up the Hippodrome, May 10, Così fan tutte is a new production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte under the skilled baton of Music Director Tomáš Hanus. Max Hoehn returns to direct this coming-of-age tale which takes audiences back to school where four young students discover the highs and lows of falling in love.

The production is designed by Jemima Robinson and the production design takes its visual inspiration from the seventies with a familiar classroom, canteen and locker room school set-up and vintage textbook illustrations.

Soprano Sophie Bevan returns to WNO to sing the role of Fiordiligi, and Welsh soprano Rebecca Evans also returns as Despina who in this production is depicted as a canteen/dinner lady.

Making their role debuts in this new production are Kayleigh Decker (Dorabella), Egor Zhuravskii (Ferrando) and James Atkinson (Guglielmo) who alongside Sophie Bevan make up the foursome of young lovers. Also joining the cast is José Fardilha as Don Alfonso. Book


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