Death in Venice Audience Reaction

21 March 2024

Bated breath and audible gasps were followed by loud applause at the opening night of Welsh National Opera’s brand-new production of Britten’s Death in Venice. A collaboration with the brilliant NoFit State Circus, this new staging merged opera with aerialism to tell the alluring story of a writer tortured by his own thoughts, and battling his own desire.

It’s been wonderful to see all the positive feedback we’ve received from audience members following the show.

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On Facebook:

Kath Thorne-Thomas - Fantastic! Congratulations Welsh National Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru

Mary Eggins - Blew me away, the fusion of The opera and NoFit State was amazing

Val Jones - An amazing production

Rob Axford - Fantastic, I loved the mix of opera and aerial circus skills. I'm new to Benjamin Britten and this left me wanting more. We'll done WNO and NoFit State Circus

Julie Morgan - No company does it like the WNO. Fantastic performance

Liz Perkins - Amazing production, artists & orchestra.

Peter Cruickshank - Simply superb! Diolch yn fawr!

Cathy Cole - Spectacular production!

On Instagram:

Sabby - This was absolute perfection tonight, every second was gorgeous musically and visually

Mary King - A fabulous production and the introduction of circus was pure genius

Clare Lewis - Made a last minute decision to attend - and am so glad I did. Astonishing. And so moving, too. Thank you WNO.

Katy Ashman - We’re still talking about, and processing what we saw on Wednesday night at Venue Cymru, it was just fantastic. The pre performance talk was also illuminating - diolch Gwyn!

Mag Aphowel - The best thing I've ever seen.

Experience Death in Venice for yourself as we tour across the UK to Llandudno, Southampton, Oxford, Bristol and Birmingham until 11 May. Don’t forget to tag us on social media to let us know your thoughts.