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Address: The Wales Millennium Centre Bute Place | Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL, Wales
Phone Number: (0)29 2063 5000
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Stately home of the world-famous Welsh Opera Company.

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I took friend Mary to see "La Boeme"

Both of us love good music and this was my treat for Mary for letting me come into Cardiff and stay with her. We ate out and then enjoyed the rich music and the story of star... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2016
Linda C
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Both of us love good music and this was my treat for Mary for letting me come into Cardiff and stay with her. We ate out and then enjoyed the rich music and the story of star crossed love.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The structure was huge with a copper roof and beautiful cut-out letters with the name in Welsh and English. We were taken to a side area where there was a restaurant. They gave us a wonderful meal and lots of singing and entertainment, in English and Welsh.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Wales own professional opera company is based at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. They are a very accomplished company performing opera favourites but also some of the less known. Performances in the Millennium Centre are usually well attended so book early to get the seats and the days you want. There is an excellent "Friends of Wales Opera" you... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Outstanding vocal and acting performances and a darkly imaginative production with plenty of humour. Don't miss it if you get a chance.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Being very familiar with the fairy tale and the music, decided to go to see the opera as well. We also left at the interval as we almost fell asleep in the first act. The sets did nothing at all to impress us, and were austere and simple and cheap to produce. The text didn't really match the music, as... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

What a shame the previous reviewer left at the interval. The first half is, admittedly, gloomy - more Tim Burton than Disney - but the second act was pure pantomime and a joy to watch. Still, can't please everyone all the time. As a more general remark about the WNO, I'm very proud and very pleased to have a world... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have just taken my wife to see the WNO Hansel and Gretel performance in Cardiff. We left at the interval. My thoughts, dark, dank, miserable, I have been to more exciting funerals. A very well known actor managed to get out of the front door of the theatre ahead of us. An expensive birthday present that was a disaster.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

We just wanted to visit the building and see the architecture as we couldn't get tickets. The cafe by the entrance which serves alcoholic drinks too in a relaxed upmarket setting was a great spot. Service excellent too

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Holcombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Excellent venue and location, every aspect of the experience is worth a visit. Easy access beautiful building.

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lymington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It is many years since Rossini's last opera was presented at Drury Lane by a visiting Italian company [and I was there!] That was splendid but the W N O production in 2014 topped it. The cast was consistent and outstanding, the orchestra and chorus were steered through the score with great aplomb by Carlo Rizzi and the production was... More 

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