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From the House of the Dead

20 October 2017

From the House of the Dead
Janáček

Set in a claustrophobic Siberian prison, David Pountney’s production of From the House of the Dead is a compelling collage of the in-mates’ stories as they recount why they ended up in jail. During a time of political oppression, each individual tale explores the extremes a person will go to, to right a wrong. A glimmer of hope takes the form of a great eagle that the prisoners painstakingly nurse back to health, a symbol of Russia but also of freedom itself.

Janáček based both the music and the libretto on the semi-autobiographical recollections of Russian writer Dostoyevsky, who himself only survived the firing squad as a result of a last minute reprieve from the Tsar. On stage we’re following the story of a number of characters through an ensemble cast and chorus, but the true protagonist is the WNO Orchestra, conducted by WNO’s new Music Director Tomáš Hanus.

Sung in English, with English and Welsh surtitles.

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Prices range from:
£15 to £49.50

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Running Time

TBC

Age Advice:

Recommended age: 8+

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Pricing


Fri 7.30pm £49.50 | £46.50 | £41.50 | £32.50 | £23.50 | £15 | Wheelchair spaces £15 

 

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Executive Members £6 off top two prices only.
Concessions £5 off each ticket.
Young People Ages 16-29 £10 each. Not available on top price tickets. Max 2 per booking.  
ID required on entry to performance.
Limited availability.
Young People Under 16 £5 each, when bought with a full paying adult. Available on all ticket prices.  
Max 4 per booking.
Groups (10+) £6 off each ticket and one free with every twenty purchased. Not available on top price tickets. 
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Schools & Young People's Groups (10+) £15 each plus one free supervisor with every ten tickets. Not available on top price tickets. 
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