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WNO Friends branches

There are five Friends branches who organise a variety of events throughout the year to raise money for WNO.

Everyone is welcome to attend.


Bristol & West of England Friends 

Contact: Melanie David | 01934 842014 | melaniejdavid@btinternet.com

Venue: The Apostle Room, Clifton Cathedral, Bristol (access via Worcester Road)

Admission: WNO Friends £8, Visitors £10

Covid-19 procedures are in place for all events organised by Bristol Friends. Please contact Melanie David for details before attending.

The Makropulos Affair An introduction by Nigel Simeone
Date Wed 21 Sep 2022
Time 7.15pm

Castaway’s Choice with soprano Rebecca Evans
Date Mon 17 Oct 2022
Time 7.15pm

Isabel Murphy Freelance Opera Casting Adviser
Date Wed 16 Nov 2022
Time 7.15pm

From Travail to Triumph David Martin introduces Wagner’s first three operas
Date Wed 15 Feb 2023
Time 7.15pm

Some Surprising Fachs Baritone Donald Maxwell looks back over his varied career
Date Wed 15 Mar 2023
Time 7.15pm

Pag or Cav? An introduction by Ian Cartwright
Date Wed 19 Apr 2023
Time 7.15pm

Verdi Rare and Medium Rare Andrew Borkowski explores three less familiar Verdi operas
Date Wed 17 May 2023
Time 7.15pm

An Evening of Popp Ian Cartwright explores Lucia Popp’s considerable repertoire. Preceded by the AGM.
Date Wed 14 Jun 2023
Time 7.15pm


Cardiff & South East Wales Friends
Contact : Peter Patterson | peter.patterson419@btinternet.com

We are planning to resume our events later this year and details will appear here when confirmed.


North Wales Friends 
Contact : Roz Jones | 01492 860251 | rozjones@uwclub.net


Oxford Friends

Tea and Top C's: Glorious Young Voices

Please join us for this concert of much loved music given by future stars of opera, from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, introduced by Donald Maxwell, the internationally famous baritone. This event is dedicated to the memory of Elaine Ledingham and Madeline Matthews, both such loyal supporters of WNO and the Oxford Friends

Date: Sunday 23 October, 3.30pm (doors open at 3pm)

Address: Bletchingdon Village Hall OX5 3FD

Tickets: £15 to include a light tea which will be served after the concert at around 5.30pm

Contact Mark Charnock | Tel. 01869 350149, Mobile No. 07774 803540 | fmlcharnock@yahoo.com


Swansea & West Wales Friends  
Contact: Jennifer Macleod | 01792 463936 | macleod.jennifer@hotmail.com