Welsh National Opera

Welsh National Opera

Charity information

Welsh National Opera

Welsh National Opera is one of the UK's major opera companies and the recipient of every major opera prize, including the Oliviers, RPS Awards, and this year’s prestigious TMA Award for Achievement in Opera and South Bank Sky Arts Award for opera. We come from Wales, a country synonymous with the voice, vocality and singing and with strong traditions of musicianship. We are proud of these roots but our work takes us much further. We are the busiest touring opera company in the UK and we work hard to ensure our award-winning work is accessible to as wide an audience as possible. We do this through our affordable pricing, our commitment to extensive touring and by offering numerous opportunities for public participation and engagement

Founded 1943

  • Mission statement

    We want to encourage as many people as possible to shar our own passion for opera by attending performances or participating in our activities. By taking world-class main-stage productions and exceptional education and community work to as many people as possible across the UK, and beyond, we aim to surprise, delight and provoke. We are passionate about opera. We hope you are too.

  • Aims

    Welsh National Opera aims to:

    • To take world-class main-stage productions and exceptional education and community work to as many people as possible across the UK
  • Overview

    Established: December 1943

    Registered Charity Number: 221538

    Phone number: 029 2063 5043

    Address: Welsh National Opera Wales Millennium Centre Bute Place Cardiff Bay Cardiff CF10 5AL

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