Saturday 10th February 2018, it’s now been four weeks since my last visit to the Millenium Centre in Cardiff Bay, I’m finally back here for another show, this time an Opera from the wonderful Welsh National Opera company, with its take on Verdi’s ‘La Forza Del Destino’. This is another new Opera for me to watch and brings my total of new shows to 154, and counting.Tonight’s cast includes the magnificent voice of Mary Elizabeth Williams as Leonora, her singing is just unbelievable, with amazing voice control throughout the performance, many times I just closed my eyes and listened to her incredible voice, especially with the chorus joining her, so fabulous to hear, sheer perfection.
Gwyn Hughes Jones and Luis Cansino were also quite spectacular with vocals to die for, amazing talent from the three main leads, who just made the whole evening such a special event for me.
I must also say a huge round of applause for the other main cast players, who were also outstanding, with even more superb voices adding strength to the whole show. Again the chorus of the WNO were simply stunning, a mass of unbelievable voices ringing out among the whole auditorium.
And what can you say about the WNO Orchestra, playing this wonderful music to absolute perfection. So beautiful to listen to and combined with the exceptional voices on show, this opera really was incredible. Can’t wait for my next visit after this.