Future Inn Cardiff Bay is a proud sponsor and the official hotel partner of the WNO, offering exclusive accommodation packages and Welsh dining experiences in Thomas Restaurant.
In 1943, Welsh National Opera was founded by a group of people from across south Wales including miners, teachers and doctors. They wanted to forge an opera company befitting Wales’ rich reputation as the ‘land of song’. The energy which drives the Company today is rooted in its formation in the 1940s.
It has been described by The New York Times as "one of the finest operatic ensembles in Europe". The company tours nationally and internationally, giving more than 120 performances annually, with a repertoire of eight operas each year, to a combined audience of more than 150,000 people. Here in Cardiff, performances are predominately at the Wales Millennium Centre, as well as St David's Hall and The New Theatre.
There's a whole of perks when you stay at the 4* quality hotel. These include free parking, free WiFi a complimentary bathrobe and slippers, tea/coffee, bottled water, vegan-friendly toiletries and more.
With the Wales Millennium Centre located just moments away, approximately a 10-minute walk to The Centre, with the quickest route cutting through the Red Dragon Centre. Or a one-stop train journey, or taxi ride into the city centre for performances at St David's Hall and The New Theatre.
Book online using Promo Code WNO2020 for an exclusive bed and breakfast rate, or call the Reservations Team on 02920 487111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Restaurant is an deal venue to dine in before an evening at the opera. It serves British food, as well as contemporary and traditional Welsh cuisine. Every day the team serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. A homemade Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is also served daily between 1pm-5pm.
The set menu offers 3 courses for £20 daily between 5pm-10pm, which is ideal for pre-theatre dining. A large selection of drinks is also available including cocktails - all of which are £7. Naturally, there’s a good choice of soft drinks too, including refreshing fruit juices, tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
Contact us today to make a reservation:
Tel: 02920 487 111
What's on at the Welsh National Opera and what are their touring dates? There are various productions throughout the year, we have put a small selection of events below. There is plenty to see, so make sure you look at the full listings on their website.
To book tickets or find out more about a show, the WNO switchboard is open Monday - Friday between 9.30am-5.30pm. You can speak to them in English or Welsh on 029 2063 5000, or email email@example.com. You can also book tickets online.
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Spring Season 2020
27th & 29th February 2020
No man can resist the charms of opera’s ultimate seductress Carmen. Carefree and spirited she is determined to keep her independence, so when she enchants the soldier, Don José who sacrifices his old life for her, she is unprepared for the events that will evolve. Bored, she turns her attention to the handsome Escamillo, and Don José’s jealousy erupts into a thrilling finale.
8th, 15th, 22nd February 2020
Hélène seeks justice for her murdered brother, as revenge and revolution set the scene for Les vêpres siciliennes. As Hélène’s sweetheart Henri, together with fellow rebel Procida, prepare to destroy his killer Montfort, a dark secret is revealed. Among the confusion and betrayal, the sound of wedding bells ring out, signalling the massacre that will destroy them all.
16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th February 2020
It’s supposed to be the happiest day of Figaro and Susanna’s lives but will their wedding even go ahead? Count Almaviva is determined to seduce Susanna, but will his wife find out? Will Figaro be able to outwit his master, for the honour of his bride? Or will the young Cherubino confuse matters even more? Through a series of twists and turns, it will keep you guessing until the final scene.