Nicky Spence, Anush Hovhannisyan & Emma Bell Lead Welsh National Opera’s 2022-23 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Welsh National Opera has announced its 2022-23 season which will be divided into fall and spring seasons.

Autumn 2022

The season opens with a new production of Janáček’s “The Makropulos Affair” starring Emma Bell as Emilia Marty. The opera will also star Nicky Spence, Gustáv Beláček, Mark Le Brocq, Harriet Eyley, David Stout, Alexander Sprague, and Alan Oke. Tomas Hanus conducts the production by Olivia Fuchs.

Performance Dates: Sept. 16-Dec. 2, 2022

Pietro Rizzo conducts Puccini’s “La Bohème” with Jung Soo Yun, Luis Gomes, David Shipley, Anush Hovhannisyan, Elin Pritchard, and Aoife Miskelly.

Performance Dates: Sept. 25-Dec. 3, 2022, 2022

Peter Brathwaite, Nadine Benjamin, Njabulo Madlala, Isabelle Peters, Felix Kemp, Tom Randle, Marion Newman, Meeta Raval, and David Shipley star in “Migrations” with Matthew Kofi Waldren conducting.

Performance Dates: Oct. 2-Nov. 26, 2022

Shostakovich’s “Cherry Town, Moscow” will be performed by WNO Youth Opera singers.

Performance Date: Oct. 9, 2022

Spring 2023

Stephen Higgins conducts Hackbridge Johnson’s “Blaze of Glory!” in a production by Caroline Clegg. The opera will star Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, Adam Gilbert, and Feargal Mostyn-Williams.

Performance Dates: Feb. 23-May 20, 2023

The season will also feature Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” with Trystan Llŷr Griffiths and Jonathan Lemalu. Tomas Hanus conducts.

Performance Dates: March 5-May 27, 2023

The season concludes with Bernstein’s “Candide.”

Performance Dates: June 22, 2023