‘The Sacrifice’ – Tickets only £5


The Sacrifice – Tickets for £5.00!
Welsh National Opera’s gift to Liverpool
800 tickets for £5.00*
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Liverpool – Empire Theatre – Tuesday 16 October 2007

The Sacrifice – World Premiere Tour (James MacMillan )
Conductor : James MacMillan Libretto: Michael Symmons Roberts
Director : Katie Mitchell
Designer : Vicki Mortimer

Sung in English with English surtitles

Approximate duration 2 hours 35 minutes


…offers as many thrills as Tosca, as much agony as Peter Grimes, more violence than Elektra and Salome combined and a suspense quotient to rival Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. – Financial Times

WNO’s highly charged thriller – packed with suspense and drama – really will have you on the edge of your seat.

In The Sacrifice, an accomplished cast of singing actors is utterly convincing in their performance of an ultra-heightened story of anxiety and war. One family tries to end decades of conflict at great personal cost. Hoping a blood tie can bind a broken land, a fragile peace is welcomed in – at a ceremony haunted by the failed passions of the past.

James MacMillan’s music is in turns exquisite and brutal and Michael Symmons Roberts’ script weaves beauty with violence, as director Katie Mitchell’s attention to detail ensures you are engrossed from very first moment.

The Sacrifice is a compelling and timeless story of a ruler’s ultimate sacrifice to safeguard the future of his wartorn, faction-ridden country. A story of love, revenge and reconcilliation, The Sacrifice is inspired by the heightened mythical world of The Mabinogion: a collection of ancient Welsh folktales.

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