Wales Opera Works (WOW) presents its first in a series of events, featuring brilliant opera singers putting a new stamp on the classical music repertoire, in inventive and engaging performances.
In this WOW Double Bill, Kultural sKizophrenia and Via Letter both explore identity, love, confusion and loyalty through soul searching music and drama.
In Via Letter we see Sara Nealley delightfully disentangling her emotions and identity which have been sculpted by the many letters she has received. Moulded around the music of Violetta in La Traviata and other opera letters, Sara takes us on her journey of discovery – a journey which has taken her around USA to Scotland to Cardiff and now to Acapela.
Kultural sKizophrenia delves into the distinctive qualities of two languages, two composers, two nationalities….much like the singer of these two song-cycles. Ambrose Connolly, born in UK, studied in Russia, and these Tchaikovsky songs and A Shropshire Lad give him a wealth of riches to help unravel this conflict of cultures and affection.
Ambrose and Sara have both studied voice and opera around the globe including here in Cardiff at Wales International Academy of Voice. The opera world is taking notice of them but this is your chance to be entertained by their own unique piece of theatre in this intimate setting. This dramatic double bill showcases the singers’ voices, their musicality and what they want to express through their singing.
WOW is a new platform, created by Linda Kitchen, with the support of and collaboration with incredible colleagues in the opera industry including Angela Livingstone, Nicola Rose and Dennis O’Neill CBE.
Watch this space for your most beloved opera and classical music transformed by remarkable and whimsical talent.
Book a table for pre-concert dining
Acapela Studio provides pre-concert dining between 6.00pm and 7.30pm from our wood burning pizza oven. To view the current menu visit here.
Please purchase your concert tickets first before booking a table. We will not accept any table bookings that do not have a corresponding ticket purchase.
Then return to the event page to book your table, by selecting the date of your event, number of diners and time you require table. The times shown are the only vacancies left. Please complete your email and phone number as this is required to ensure your table is allocated. You will receive confirmation of your booking by email and text.
If on the date you have chosen no tables are available - no times will be shown and the booking system will revert you back to todays date - PLEASE ENSURE YOU BOOK THE CORRECT DATE!
PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE RELIES ON THE INCOME FROM DINING TO ENSURE WE CAN BOOK ALL THE GREAT ACTS PERFORMING.
Income from the provision of pizzas is very important to the venue and if you have booked a table it is a requirement that all people sat at tables order food - a salad alternative is available to pizzas. Please do ensure that all individuals will be ordering on your table - if this is not the case please cancel your table so others who are looking to dine can do so. Our apologies to raise this but recently we have had many tables (some very large) where less than 50% of those sat at tables have ordered food. Financially this is a real problem to the sustainability of the venue.
- All seating at tables must purchase a pizza - so please do not book a table if everyone is not eating.
- Please ensure that you arrive 10 minutes before the time slot allocated to order your pizzas prior to your booking time.
- Tables not seated within 15 minutes of the allocated time may be lost and allocated to other audience members wishing to order pizzas.
- If you wish to book a table for 6 or more please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all of our pizzas are made fresh to order and cooked in an authentic wood-fired oven. It may take up to 45 minutes to be served during busy periods.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO BOOK A TABLE YOU CAN STILL ORDER PIZZAS ON THE NIGHT (USUALLY ON BUSY NIGHTS NO LATER THAN 7.15PM) AND WE WILL SERVE THEM TO YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE SAT IN THE VENUE - IN A PIZZA BOX.