23 August 2013 at 7.30pm
Millennium Centre, Cardiff|
Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
WNO Youth Opera
Britten and Audenís satirical take on the American dream returns to the stage in a colourful new production. To mark the centenary of the birth of this great composer, we present the first performances by the acclaimed Welsh National Opera Youth Opera in the Donald Gordon Theatre. This spectacular staging includes the forces of Only Boys Aloud and Stephen Fry as the voice of Paul Bunyan.
If you have yet to experience the vibrancy and excellence of WNO Youth Opera, Paul Bunyan is the perfect opportunity. Propelled forward by the dramatic presence of the chorus, Brittenís operetta plays to the strengths of this exceptional ensemble.
Paul Bunyan is supported by the Britten-Pears Foundation, David Seligman OBE & Philippa Seligman with the Seligman Gift, The Schafer Bursary, Paul & Marie Carson, The Gibbs Charitable Trust, The N Smith Charitable Settlement and Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation, The Idlewild Trust, and The Atlantic Foundation.
Also supported by the WNO Partnership.
"Paul Bunyan is an opera I have loved for years - Britten's music is witty and surprising. Watching the Youth Opera bring it to life is going to be really thrilling for me."
Rhian Hutchings, WNO MAX Director
Further performance: 24th August
Benjamin Britten : Paul Bunyan
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