WNO's Christmas gift guide

9 December 2021

As the festive season returns once again, Welsh National Opera has the perfect gifts for your opera loving relatives. With a range of exclusive gifts and performances, look no further and give the gift of opera this Christmas.

To save yourself the stress and bustle of Christmas shopping this year, we have a range of gifts you can give your loved ones. From performance tickets for our upcoming Spring 2022 Season, to WNO Friend gift memberships where members can benefit from various special offers. There is no gift like the arts, so why not take advantage of WNO’s return to live performances and purchase tickets for one of our touring venues across the UK next Spring. Our next Season is packed with drama and emotion, including Czech composer Janáček’s Jenůfa, an intense, heart-wrenching tale of hope. The Season also includes the hugely popular opera Don Giovanni – where Mozart reflects both comedy and tragedy in this exceptionally written score. We also perform Italian composer Puccini’s masterpiece, Madam Butterfly. This powerful story of unrequited love and betrayal was great critical success last Season and we return this Spring with Lindy Hume’s four-star contemporary production which interprets this classic opera through a 21st century lens. 

Not only does WNO have an upcoming diverse opera Season, but we can also offer something for the Classical music lovers across the country too. Touring in eight venues across England and Wales, our wonderful WNO Orchestra returns with a programme from Strauss to Lehár and Korngold. Waltz your way into 2022 with this splendid evening of orchestral music. From Bristol to Bangor, we are heading out from one end of the country to the other, this concert will certainly take you on a magical Return to Vienna. Or book another WNO Orchestra Cardiff Classical Concert in May – with exceptional symphonic pieces from Smetana, Shostakovich and Beethoven. 

Specifically for the opera lovers and the WNO fans out there, why not give them a personal gift of a WNO Friends membership. Becoming a Friend of WNO provides exclusive access to what the Company is doing and when, you can delve into the wider work of WNO with our regular supporter newsletters, you can benefit from priority booking for our upcoming Seasons alongside enjoying a variety of intimate recitals, talks and conversations with our Company members and creative teams. Through giving someone the gift of a WNO Friend membership this Christmas, after a devastating year for the arts, you will truly be supporting us to help continue the WNO story and enrich more lives with the power of opera. 

We at WNO wish you a very Merry Christmas and look forward to continuing our music making for another year in 2022.