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Synopsis

War and Peace
Prokofiev

Based on Leo Tolstoy's novel, the narrative of War and Peace follows the tribulations of Russian society as Napoleon edges closer to the country's borders. The spirited Natasha and her betrothed Andrei find their young love is challenged by temptation, while Pierre, an idealistic nobleman, wants to change Russian life for the better.  As their fates intertwine during the 1812 invasion they find their stories unfold during a time when Russian lives would change forever.

David Pountney's new production will be as ambitious and epic in scale as the novel itself. The huge set, video projections and stunning costumes by Marie-Jeanne Lecca portray the grandeur of Russian society in the 1800s. WNO Music Director Tomáš Hanus will conduct a unique performing version of the score, based on Katya Emrolaeva and Rita McAllister's new critical edition of Prokofiev’s original, complete with opulent dances and arias, and stirring melodies.

★★★★★ The Stage, Opera Now

★★★★ 'A magnificent production' The Telegraph

Sung in English, with English surtitles.

Running Time

Approximately 3 hours 50 minutes including 1 interval

Age Advice:

Recommended for ages 7+. No under 2s.

Warnings:

Please note that projection is used in this performance and your view may be restricted if you are seated in the areas already where surtitles are not visible.

Standard Pricing
Sat  6.30pm £24 to £52
Discounts

Discounts do not apply to the lowest two ticket prices unless otherwise stated.
Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Executive Members £6 off top two prices only.
Concessions £5 off second price tickets.
Young Persons Ages 16-29 £10 each. Not available on top price tickets. Max 2 per booking.  
ID required on entry to performance.
Limited availability. Available in person only.
Young Persons 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.
Not available online, please call 02380 711811.
Schools & Young Persons Groups (10+) £15 each plus one free supervisor with every ten tickets.
Not available on top price tickets. 
Not available online - please email schools@mayflower.org.uk

Subscriptions

Subscriptions apply to all Operas in the Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019 seasons. 
Available on the top 4 prices only.

Book 2 or 3 operas and save 20% 
Book 4 or 5 operas and save 25% 

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Personally greeted by a dedicated host on arrival.

A private table will be reserved in one of our bars for you to enjoy pre show.

Bottle of Prosecco or *Champagne on ice at your table.

A selection of canapés served at your table and chef’s handmade chocolates.

Your host will collect and direct you to your seats for the start of the performance.

4 pre ordered ice-creams will be served to your box during the interval.

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FREE Pre-Performance Talk at Southampton City Art Gallery

24 November | 5.15pm | Southampton City Art Gallery | Running Time: Approx. 30 mins

Join us for a chance to discover more about War and Peace 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 online or call Box Office on 02380 711811.