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WNOSWestelijke Nieuwe Onafhankelijke Staten (Dutch: Western Newly Independent States)
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Former WNO Music Director, Carlo Rizzi, is returning to the company to conduct the performances.
"The sets are quite austere but this is the first show WNO has done using projections to any extent," says Arden.
The production is supported by the WNO La bohme Appeal.
WNO's music director Lothar Koenigs will conduct for the first time the opera that inspired him to enter the profession.
Canadian tenor Ben Heppner makes his WNO debut as Tristan while Danish soprano Ann Petersen (Isolde) is also working with WNO for the first time this season.
The project aims to break down the barriers to opera and is part of WNO's three-year residency in North Wales which has already seen the premier of the new Welsh oratorio Gair ar Gnawd performed in Caernarfon and Wrexham.
He knows it is a different type of season, though, for WNO but he believes that it will offer more for everybody with different kinds of experiences.
Weills The Seven Deadly Sins will be the first collaboration between WNO and Diversions both companies are residents of the Wales Millennium Centre and it will be performed in conjunction with Bartoks Duke Bluebeards Castle.
This final season for Rizzi seems to combine two of the aspects that he feels passionate about merging the WNO with other companies and bringing new audiences to opera.
The former is something Rizzi has wanted to do since he rejoined WNO in 2004.
This mentality is why Rizzi believes it is important for WNO to commission new works and to make opera that can be accessible to different parts of the community.
Rizzi himself has been impressed by the work of the amateurs and believes that it has been an inspiring experience for both WNO and the community choirs.