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Welsh National Opera Death In Venice
Welsh National Opera Death In Venice

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Death in Venice

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Would you pursue love for inspiration?

In the search for beauty and meaning, the renowned author Gustav von Aschenbach travels to Venice on a whim. In the sultry atmosphere of a cholera epidemic, with the scirocco blowing, he falls in love with Tadzio, a youthful aristocrat who is staying in the same hotel with his family. As Aschenbach projects his loneliness and desire on him, fantasy and imagination intermingle with existence. His obsession progresses to a fever pitch as he becomes increasingly divorced from reality.

Inspired by the original Thomas Mann novella, Britten’s magnificently atmospheric opera comes to life in this new production from WNO, creating images of ravishing beauty, as well as exploring the grotesque hidden beneath the search for the sublime. As poetic worlds of the imagination collide with reality, the early 20th century acts as a mirror to our times.



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The appearance of any member of cast is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers’ control.


Theatre — Mayflower Theatre


From: £17.00

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes including an interval.

Age advice:

Recommended parental guidance.


May contain haze effects.

Sung in English, with English surtitles.


Discounts do not apply to lowest price zone unless otherwise stated.

Executive and Executive Plus Memberships: £6 off top two prices only.

Young Person Under 16 – £5 each when bought with a full paying adult, max. 4 per booking, available in all prices.

Groups (10+): £6 off. One free with every 20 paid, not available in highest price zone. Not available online – please call 02380 711811.

Schools & Young People’s Groups (10+): £15 each plus one free supervisor with every 10 tickets. Not available for top price (minimum of 10 children per booking required). Not available online – please email

Access Membership: £5 off top two prices at all performances.

This event takes place at

Mayflower Theatre

Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1GE 

Street level access to our foyer & Box Office is through the main entrance on Commercial Road.

Looking out at the empty red Mayflower Theatre auditorium with the house lights up
A close-up of a female practitioner speaking at our Illuminate Drama Teacher Conference.

Pre-show Talk

Find out more about Death in Venice in a pre-show talk at 6.15pm.

Phone Mayflower Box Office on 02380 711811 to book your place.

Jude’s Ice Cream

Eight flavours, carbon neutral, vegan options available, £3 a tub – the perfect theatre treat!

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