Welsh National Opera

In May 2014 we had a visit from the Bel Canto syndicate of Welsh National Opera supporters organised by John Ward.  The 20 strong group stayed at a local hotel but spent the days at Brel participating in a series of lectures and workshops led by Dr Francesco Izzo  Professor of music at the University of Southampton, his wife Dr Valeria di Lucca and WNO's resident dramaturg, Sophie Rashbrook.  The two day event ended with a presentation by tenor Barry Banks on ornamentation and virtuosity in Bel Canto opera and a short recital by Barry accompanied by Francesco.