In the foreground, the orchestra are playing. In the background, a screen shows families engaging with the performance.

WNO Annual Fund

Throughout the year Welsh National Opera take our operas to nine cities around the UK. Outside of these performances our world renowned Chorus and Orchestra tour to towns and festivals. WNO also run training programmes for young singers from the ages of 10 to 25.  

What we do is not just what you see on stage. Our Welsh National Youth Opera scheme delivers opportunities for aspiring young singers to develop their talent, provide them with professional training, and offer performance opportunities across the year. Your donations and support make a big difference, allowing us to open up the world of opera and make it accessible to everyone.

In her first term at WNO Youth Opera our daughter has learned new songs, developed her acting skills and worked with WNO professionals. All of which she has loved and she is noticeably more confident.

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Every penny we receive goes back into making opera for everyone

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£5 could buy a 3 inch Harris paint brush

When building our sets Cardiff Theatrical Services (CTS) use Harris brushes for their fine quality finish, ease of use and lack of moulting


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£40 could buy 500 loop pins

Enough to hold together a whole season of opera. Loop pins are essential in keeping all you see onstage upright and secure


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£200 could buy 220 metres of sisal rope

Just like on a ship, this rope is essential for rigging, and WNO go through hundreds of metres every season