Monday, 21 March 2011

If George Orwell Composed an Opera...

Tickets go on sale next week (28th of March) for Welsh National Youth Opera's brand spanking new opera The Sleeper. A collaboration between librettist Michael Symmons Roberts (The Sacrifice) and composer Stephen Deazley The Sleeper is set in an unspecified nightmarish future where sleep is unattainable and a group of young people have a secret to protect, but the military are closing in...

With a running time of 75 minutes performances take place at The Coal Exchange in Cardiff Bay. Word from The Man is that The Sleeper is a promenade performance so hold the stilettos for the ladies and ban the 9-inch Cuban heels for the gents. Another word from The Man is that you'll be close to the action so don't shush! your neighbour if they start singing as chances are they'll be members of the cast.

The eight performances will take place from the 15th to 18th of July and begin at 6:30 pm and 9 pm (except for the 17th July when start times are 3:30 pm and 6 pm). Tickets cost £11 and £6 (concessions for under 30s). If you're feeling a tad Scrooge-like tickets for the final performance are all £6. Tickets are sold directly by WNO and you can get yours by ringing 029 2063 5030 (Monday to Friday 9:30 pm to 5:30 pm). One final word from The Man is that the performances may not be suitable for under 12s.

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