Welsh National Opera Celebrate Pride Cymru with Luke Evans

By Francisco Salazar

The Welsh National Opera has released a music video to celebrate Pride Cymru on the weekend that would have hosted the annual festival.

The video, which has been released on WNO’s social media feeds, features Welsh actor and Hollywood star Luke Evans singing the Queen classic “Who Wants to Live Forever” alongside the full forces of WNO’s Chorus and Orchestra.

Evans recorded the song remotely from Australia where he is currently filming. The video features footage of previous Pride Cymru events, with the festival itself taking place online this year.

In a press release, Emma Flatley, Director of Engagement and Partnerships at WNO said, “We are delighted to be able to share this video which celebrates Pride Cymru.  We are very grateful to Luke Evans for being so generous with his time, and of course to our wonderful Chorus, Orchestra and the whole team behind the scenes who exceeded all expectations in bringing this project to life.  The result is an uplifting and fitting way to celebrate Pride, and we hope this collaboration will mark the beginning of a closer partnership with Pride Cymru in the future for many years to come.”

Evans is well known for his work in “The Hobbit” “The Girl on the Train,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Fast and the Furious 6,” and “The Alienist.” He is also a solo artist, whose first solo album was entitled “At Last.” He is also a member of the LGBTQA+ community.