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Explore opera with WNO

Welsh National Opera exists to bring the power, drama and raw emotion of opera to as wide an audience as possible in performances and projects marked by an uncompromising quest for artistic quality.

In this section, we dispel some of the many myths about opera, tell some great stories about opera, and give you the chance to join WNO.

Opera, give it a go

Opera is expensive, posh and you won’t understand a thing – right? 

That’s what Steve Speirs (star of ExtrasStella and WNO's Die Fledermausthought, until Welsh National Opera showed him what it is really about.

The stage is our canvas

Y llwyfan yw ein cynfas

My first time at the opera

Fy nhro cyntaf yn yr opera