THIS summer the Welsh National Opera’s new opera In Parenthesis will be screened across Wales and broadcast online for free via The Opera Platform. The company aims to reach a wider audience for the show by broadcasting and screening the opera internationally and across Wales. It will be the first time that the Welsh National Opera will be screening a main scale opera in cinemas.
Composed by Iain Bell, In Parenthesis is an operatic adaptation of poet, writer and artist David Jones’ epic poem. In Parenthesis reflects on Jones’ personal experience as a soldier at the Battle of Mametz Wood where he served with the Royal Welch Fusiliers. The opera is an artistic response in commemoration of Wales’ role in the First World War and its losses during The Battle of the Somme.
The online broadcasting falls on the date of the centenary of The Battle of the Somme on 1 July and coincides with its performance at the Royal Opera House. The opera will also be screened in cinemas across Wales.
WNO In Parenthesis, Credit: Bill Cooper ©
by Rebecca Acres
The opera will also be screened in cinemas across Wales From July 3. Its live performances are running in Cardiff, Birmingham and London until July 1. For further details please visit: here