Welsh National Opera

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Glyndebourne cancels 2023 tour programme after funding cuts
Opera company lost more than half its funding after Arts Council England sought to divert money to underserved regions

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

06, Jan, 2023 @2:45 PM

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Classical music: Fiona Maddocks’s 10 best concerts and operas of 2022
Excellence and perilous funding went hand in hand, Salome sizzled, a piano great led the way, and India and Italy became musical neighbours

Fiona Maddocks

17, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Grand plans to level up have produced results – great art venues levelled to the ground | Catherine Bennett
Under Arts Council England, the ‘win-win’ agenda has proved a losing one for some of the UK’s valued cultural organisations

Catherine Bennett

26, Nov, 2022 @6:55 PM

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The week in classical: Teyber Trio; Quartet for the End of Time; King’s Singers
Intimate Messiaen, vocal fireworks and a rare string trio version of Bach’s Goldberg Variations light up a week of more funding cuts fallout

Fiona Maddocks

26, Nov, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Arts Council funding: organisations head into the unknown amid cuts
In the first of a series of case studies exploring the impact of Arts Council England’s new funding decisions, we consider the view from the Watermill theatre, Welsh National Opera and Paines Plough

Arifa Akbar, Imogen Tilden and Chris Wiegand

10, Nov, 2022 @11:43 AM

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WNO/Hanus review – players with an instinct to make every line sing
On the concert platform, Welsh National Opera’s orchestral musicians brought lyricism and exactitude Britten, Mahler and Janáček, while mezzo Jana Kurucová gave a glowing, sensitive rendition of Dvořák’s Biblical Songs

Rian Evans

07, Nov, 2022 @3:29 PM

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Scottish Opera Ainadamar review – vibrant and deft production brings Golijov’s opera to the UK
Deborah Colker’s staging of the Argentinian composer’s tale of the poet Lorca is clever and effective, with Scottish Opera’s orchestra capturing the musical colours and the score’s collage of influences

Rowena Smith

04, Nov, 2022 @10:33 AM

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The week in classical: The Makropulos Affair; Elisabeth Leonskaja & Staatskapelle Streichquartett
Janáček’s knotty study of immortality soars at Welsh National Opera; the great pianist radiates grace and power. Plus a word on Weir and MacMillan

Fiona Maddocks

24, Sep, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Classical home listening: Haydn with Harry Christophers, and a new Welsh-language opera
Boston’s H+H shine in a live recording of Haydn’s Theresienmesse; and WNO, Stephen McNeff and Gruff Rhys do Hedd Wyn proud

Fiona Maddocks

03, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The week in classical: Migrations; Aldeburgh festival; Royal Academy of Music SO/Bychkov
WNO’s multi-stranded exploration of human migration is a joy; Aldeburgh honours Oliver Knussen in style; and the RAM’s future stars are bold as brass

Fiona Maddocks

02, Jul, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Welsh National opera Migrations review – ambitious and timely new opera examines freedom
Welsh National Opera’s staging of six stories of migration is a brave and far-reaching exercise in collaboration and diversity, with a heroic effort from composer Will Todd

Rian Evans

30, Jun, 2022 @11:54 AM

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Anne Howells obituary
Opera singer with a remarkable theatrical presence once described as ‘the Cleopatra of the lyric stage’

Barry Millington

05, Jun, 2022 @3:52 PM

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