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During Spring 2021 Welsh National Opera performs a Season of heartbreak, temptation and sacrifice.

Love, lust and a pact with the devil cause wreak havoc in Gounod’s Faust. Welsh National Opera performed the title as part of our first ever opera season back in 1946, so there is no better way to mark our 75th birthday celebrations than with a devilish new production.

A love triangle becomes a tangled web of deceit leading to sacrifice, jealousy, murder and vengeance in Verdi’s Il trovatore. Featuring a rousing score that includes instantly recognisable Anvil Chorus, Mary Elizabeth Williams returns to WNO as Leonora in WNO’s timeless production.

The Season concludes with the return of WNO Music Director, Tomáš Hanus, conducting an orchestra of 90 players for Richard Strauss’ sumptuous opera Der Rosenkalier. The Marschallin (Rebecca Evans) has to make decide whether to sacrifice her own feelings and let true love prevail.