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Make the most of your opera-going
This specially devised programme of events has been designed to maximize your enjoyment of our performances. You can book for ticketed WNO Extra events at the same time as your opera tickets. Tickets must be booked in advance for all events apart from Post-show cast talk-backs and Post-show discussions.

Call Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000 to book your tickets for the 
WNO Extra events


These 30-minute talks give you an expert introduction to each opera. You’ll be provided with everything you need to enjoy your evening. See each opera show page for details of talks. Please note that you will need a ticket to attend the pre-performance talks which can be obtained  when booking your performance tickets. The pre-performance talks are free to attend. However, admission to the talks cannot be guaranteed without a ticket.

Spring 2015
Chorus! Wednesday 4 March 6.15pm
The Magic Flute Thursday 5 & Friday 6 March 6.15pm
Hansel & Gretel Saturday 7 March 6.15pm 
Summer 2015
The Magic Flute Wed 10 & Fri 12 Jun 6.15pm
Peter Pan 
Thu 11 Jun 6.15pm (Bring young members of your family along to this special preshow talk led by a storyteller. Tickets do not need to be booked in advance)
Pelléas and Mélisande 
Sat 13 Jun 6.15pm 


Find out more about the performance you have just seen from the people who made it happen. Members of the cast and creative team will talk about the opera you have just seen and answer any questions you may have.
Simply turn up after the performance.



There are some operatic experiences you just need to talk about. These short discussions will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on the performance you have just seen. Simply turn up after the performance.


These selected performances will be audio described and preceded by a touch tour.

The Magic Flute - Fri 6 Mar, 7.15pm

Pelléas and Mélisande - Sat 13 Jun, 7.15pm

You can find out more about the opera you are attending by buying a programme in advance. WNO programmes are available by mail order, to be mailed following
the first performance of each opera in Cardiff, at a cost of £4 plus 50p postage and packing (cheque or credit/debit card only).

For more information please contact 029 2063 5030 or email marketing@wno.org.uk

For all operas, including those sung in English, a translation of the story is displayed on a screen above the stage in English. However, surtitles are not visible from rows S – Y in the Stalls and W – Y in the Circle. Surtitles may also not be visible from rows P – R in the Stalls. To take advantage of the surtitles please inform the Ticket Sales Office when booking your seat.


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