MIGRATIONS – a new WNO opera including 2 new libretti by SARAH WOODS, until 26 November, Cardiff & UK Tour

We spread our wings but what are the consequences?

Through a series of parallel storylines, Welsh National Opera’s new opera explores the highs and lows of migration: from the migration of birds to the sailing of The Mayflower over 400 years ago; from the story of an Afro-Caribbean slave in Bristol to the experience of Indian doctors working in the NHS.

The versatility of the music, composed by British composer Will Todd is unlike anything ever performed at WNO, and adapts to the setting and mood of each narrative, written by six writers from diverse backgrounds, including SARAH WOODS and directed by David Pountney.

An expanded WNO orchestra is joined by a cast of over 100 performers, including WNO Chorus, Renewal Choir Community Chorus, Bollywood ensemble and a children’s chorus.

This is an epic drama on a huge scale, an unmissable live experience.


Wed 29 Jun 2022 – Sat 26 Nov 2022

Cardiff, Llandudno, Plymouth, Birmingham, Southampton

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