Tuesday 15 December 2015

Iain Bell and WNO bring us some Christmas spirit

Iain Bell - photo Peter M Mayr
Iain Bell - photo Peter M Mayr
Composer Iain Bell has his third opera In Parenthesis premiered by Welsh National Opera (WNO) in 2016 and to get us in the right mood (and bring in some Christmas Spirit) WNO is mounting a production of Bell's A Christmas Carol this month. A Christmas Carol was commissioned by Houston Grand Opera and premiered by them in December 2014 (directed by Simon Callow), when the work was a great hit. 

Written for tenor and 15-person chamber ensemble, it is very much a one man show. WNO will be performing the piece from 18 December to 20 December 2015 at the Wales Millennium Centre with Mark Le Brocq as the narrator; the conductor is James Southall, the director is Polly Graham with designs by Nate Gibson.

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