War and Peace
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.
Approximately 3 hours 50 minutes including 1 interval
Recommended for ages 7+. No under 2s.
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.
|Sat||6.30pm||£24 to £52|
Discounts do not apply to the lowest two ticket prices unless otherwise stated.
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|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.
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|Schools & Young Persons Groups (10+)||£15 each plus one free supervisor with every ten tickets.
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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?
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