Saturday 14 Jul 2018

An Evening of Opera with Welsh National Opera Orchestra

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An Evening of Opera with Welsh National Opera Orchestra
£16 - £50 Book Now

Visiting Saffron Hall for the first time, WNO Orchestra is delighted to bring an exciting concert programme from the world of opera and the stage. Long associated with Welsh National Opera, renowned Welsh tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones has sung at major international opera houses including the Metropolitan in New York, the Chicago Lyric, in London with ENO and the Royal Opera House, as well as in Paris, Lyon and Brussels. Gwyn joins the Orchestra for an evening of operatic highlights, programmed to feature the very best of the tenor voice alongside this extremely versatile and well-regarded ensemble.

Orchestral overtures and interludes share the programme with arias from Puccini (including Tosca and Manon Lescaut), Verdi (Aida), Bizet (Carmen), the particular operatic favourite ‘Vesti la giubba’ from I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo, the Mario Lanza classic ‘Because You’re Mine’ and maybe the odd Neopolitan song! This promises to be a dramatic and delightful way to spend a summer evening.

This concert is scheduled to finish at 9.20pm and will have a 20-minute interval.


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Presented by Saffron Hall

There are no upcoming performances.
Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Gareth Jones conductor
Gwyn Hughes Jones tenor

Verdi Overture from Nabucco

Verdi 'Celeste Aida' from Aida

Bizet Carmen Suite

Bizet 'The Flower Song' from Carmen

Puccini Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut

Puccini 'Donna non vidi mai' from Manon Lescaut

Tchaikovsky Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

Leoncavallo 'Vesti la giubba' from I Pagliacci

Leoncavallo Intermezzo from I Pagliacci

Puccini 'Recondita armonia' from Tosca

Dvořák Slavonic Dances Op.72, No.10

Dvořák Slavonic Dances Op.46, No.8

Ponchielli 'Cielo e mar' from La Gioconda

Puccini Chrysanthemums

Brodszky Arr. Bateman Because You’re Mine

Johann Strauss II Frühlingsstimmen Waltz

Puccini 'Nessun Dorma' from Turandot