On 15 April 2021, Welsh National Opera celebrates its 75th anniversary. Forged in the communities of South Wales, WNO is firmly rooted in the many areas we serve, across Wales, England and the world. This year we reflect on our history, revisit some of our highlights and look forward to a vibrant future.

To celebrate WNO's 75th anniversary we take a walk through history as WNO Chorus re-trace WNO’s journey, culminating in a stunning performance of Easter Hymn from our first ever production, Cavalleria rusticana,

Easter Hymn

The Welsh National Opera Company is for the promotion and presentation of opera in Wales and elsewhere, and to contribute to the musical, cultural and educational life of the community.

Bill Smith, WNOC Chairman, 1948

by Ifor ap Glyn, National Poet of Wales

A poem commissioned by Welsh National Opera to Celebrate 75 Years

Intermezzo - English version

Intermezzo - Welsh version

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