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We love to spread our wings but what are the consequences?

The desire to broaden our horizons is a natural one, but for many, it is a necessity to improve on circumstances. However, the result of doing so often has unintended consequences.

Through a series of parallel storylines, Welsh National Opera’s new opera explores the highs and lows of migration: from the migration of birds to the sailing of The Mayflower over 400 years ago; from the story of an Afro-Caribbean slave in Bristol to the experience of Indian doctors working in the NHS.

The versatility of the music, composed by British composer Will Todd (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), is unlike anything ever performed at WNO, and adapts to the setting and mood of each narrative, written by six writers from diverse backgrounds. An expanded WNO Orchestra is joined by a cast of 100 performers, including WNO Chorus, a gospel choir, Bollywood dancers and a children’s chorus.

This is an epic drama on a huge scale, an unmissable live experience.

Sung in English, with surtitles in English.

Pre-show talk available, see the Extras tab for more details.

Running Time

Approx 2 Hours and 20 Mins including an interval.


Contains haze effects.

Contains themes of racism and language that some people may find upsetting.

Standard Pricing
Sat 7.15pm £17 to £55
Executive Membership £6.00 off top two prices.
Young Person Under 16 £5.00 each when bought with a full paying adult, max. 4 per booking, available in all prices.
Groups (10+) £6.00 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+) £15.00 each plus one free supervisor with every 10 tickets. Not available for top price. Not available online - please email

Discounts do not apply to lowest price unless otherwise stated.


Subscriptions apply to all Operas in the Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023 seasons. 
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Pre-Show Talk

Saturday 26 November 2022 | 6pm | Southampton City Art Gallery | Running Time: Approx. 30 mins

Join us for a chance to discover more about Migrations in this question and answer session. Have a burning question that you want to ask about the production? Do you want to know about the set, the performers, what life on tour is like, or where they trained to become a professional?

Reserve a place by calling our Box Office on 02380 711811.


Subscription discounts are only available in price zones A, B, & C.

Subscriptions 5 or 6 operas 25% off
One discount per ticket  4 opera 20% off
One discount per ticket 3 operas 15% off
Only one discount can apply to a booking 2 operas 10% off