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“Hansel and Gretel, disappointing!”

Welsh National Opera
Ranked #55 of 140 things to do in Cardiff
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Owner description: Stately home of the world-famous Welsh Opera Company.
Reviewed 28 February 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 I'm sure that it is very difficult to translate the right cadence and meter into English. Why not just sing it in German, and use subtitles. If the singers are not being given the opportunity to sing operas in it's original language, they will cease to be able to do so.

We also saw the Magic Flute, which was really quite good. Again, very simple sets, but lovely voices. Again, too bad it was in English.

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Reviewed 26 February 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 class opera company on my doorstep.

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Reviewed 22 February 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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Reviewed 6 February 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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Reviewed 17 January 2015

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

Thank Margaret A
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