Olga Pudova, Kayleigh Decker, Jacquelina Livieri, Roderick Williams Headline Welsh National Opera 2023-24 Season

By David Salazar

The Welsh National Opera has unveiled its 2023-24 season.

First up is Golijov’s “Ainadamar.” Directed by Deborah Colker and conducted by Matthew Kofi Waldren, the opera will star Jaquelina Livieri, Julieth Lozano, and Alfredo Tejada.

Performance Dates: Sept. 9 – Nov. 22, 2023 

Olga Pudova will headline “La Traviata” in a production by David McVicar (Sarah Crisp will be the revival director). Alexander Joel conducts a cast that also includes David Junghoon Kim and Mark S. Doss.

Performance Dates: Sept. 21 – Nov. 25, 2023

Tom Redmond will present “Play Opera LIVE Space Spectacular,” a family show for all ages.

Performance Dates: Sept. 30– Nov. 25, 2023

Kayleigh Decker, James Atkinson, Rebecca Evans, Egor Zhuravskii, Sophie Bevan, and Fabio Capitanucci headline “Così fan tutte.” Max Hoehn directs and Tomás Hanus conducts.

Performance Dates: Feb. 24 – May 4, 2024

That will be followed up by a “Opera Favourites” concert featuring music by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, and Britten, among others.

Performance Dates: March 5 – May 3, 2024

Next is Britten’s “Death in Venice” with Alexander Chance, Roderick Williams, and Mark Le Brocq. Olivia Fuchs directs and Leo Hussain conducts.

Performance Dates: March 7 – May 1, 2024

Closing out the Welsh National Opera season is “Il Triticco” with Alexia Voulgaridou, Vuvu Mpofu, and Justina Gringyte. Carlo Rizzi conducts a revival of a production by Sir David McVicar.

Performance Dates: June 15 – 22, 2024