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No under 5's will be admitted.

Running Times:
Approximately 3 hours 7 minutes, including two intervals. Times given are for guidance purposes only and can change.

Supported by the Friends of WNO and the WNO Idloes Owen Society

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Jephtha Guide

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Welsh National Opera

Tue 30 October 2012

Tue 7.00pm

Sublime music, electrifying theatre, a profound plea for humanity.

The offices of state weigh 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.

Conductor - Paul Goodwin
Director - Katie Mitchell
Designer - Vicki Mortimer

Cast includes

Jephtha - Robert Murray
Zebul - Alan Ewing
Storge - Diana Montague
Iphis - Fflur Wyn
Hamor - Robin Blaze
Angel - Claire Ormshaw

Sung in English with surtitles in English.

Cheese and Port

We will be serving a selection of cheeses and a glass of port in our bars pre-show and during the interval.

Price: £7.95 per platter.

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Pre-performance Talk

Tue 30 October 5.30pm. Details to follow.

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