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Jephtha: Welsh National Opera
The offices of state wear heavily on Jephtha's shoulders. He has led his people through war to victory, he is a hero, the man of the hour - but there is a catch, a terrible catch. Before victory, Jephtha vowed that, if he was to win, he would sacrifice the first living creature he encountered on his return. The first person to greet him was his beloved daughter Iphis...
Handel's sublime music and Thomas Morell's exquisite words are infused with almost unbearable pathos. Katie Mitchell's inspired production transforms this oratorio into electrifying theatre which asks profound questions about the clash between individuals and the state. Jephtha is a heart-stopping and poignant experience.
Sung in English with surtitles in English.
Founded in Cardiff in 1943, WNO exists to produce, perform and tour thrilling and entertaining world-class opera. The Company has always provided a mix of traditional and less-well-known operas, including those of Alban Berg, Richard Strauss, Leoš Janá?ek and Benjamin Britten.
The opera company consists of a professional orchestra (The Orchestra of Welsh National Opera) and a professional choir (The Chorus of Welsh National Opera. The orchestra and the choir often perform at St David's Hall in Cardiff and at other venues throughout Wales.
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Venue: Liverpool Empire Theatre
Bookings: 0844 871 3017
→ Lime Street 3 min walk