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Wales Millennium Centre draws its tenth anniversary to a close with the best in musical theatre and opera     

Wales Millennium Centre draws its tenth anniversary to a close with the best in musical theatre and opera
Wales Millennium Centre announces the two highlight productions that will bring its tenth anniversary to a close this autumn
Musical theatre stars will present a selection of Broadway and West End favourites in Broadway to the Bay (23-25 October 2015)
Bryn Terfel will perform in a concert performance of Tosca (2 November) with Welsh National Opera

Famed for attracting the big Broadway and West End musicals to Wales, the Centre will present three nights of the best of musical theatre talent with Broadway to the Bay (23-25 October), while Wales’ much celebrated baritone, Bryn Terfel, will perform in a concert performance of Tosca (2 November).

Broadway to the Bay
Star performers including Kerry Ellis (Wicked), Ruthie Henshall (Chicago) and John Owen-Jones (Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera) will reprise their best-known roles performing a hand-picked selection of West End and Broadway favourites, from popular classics like Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and West Side Story 'to those of a more modern nature such as such as Hairspray and Mamma Mia!

Caroline Sheen, Rhydian Roberts, Russell Grant, Tenors of Rock, Lucie Jones, Sophie Evans, Madalena Alberto and Michael Xavier' will also feature in the all-star line-up, accompanied by the 38-piece Novello Orchestra and an ensemble of singers and dancers.

Broadway to the Bay is the brain child of Creative Directors John Owen-Jones and David Mahoney. David said: “With an all-star cast, an ensemble of singers and dancers, The Novello Orchestra and a team of the West End's finest creatives, Broadway to the Bay promises to be one of the highlights of the Wales Millennium Centre's 10th anniversary celebrations. Audiences can expect a night of glitz and glamour, celebrating the great moments of musical theatre including many of the shows performed at the Centre. And with a few surprises along the way, it's going to be a real spectacle - not to be missed!”

Bryn Terfel in Tosca
Celebrating his 50th birthday at Wales Millennium Centre, Bryn Terfel, the Centre’s ambassador, will perform Puccini’s passionate and dramatic opera, Tosca, with some of the world’s leading singers and the award-winning Welsh National Opera

Bryn Terfel recreates the role of Scarpia, whilst Ainhoa Arteta takes the title role of Floria Tosca and Teodor Ilincăi is the ill-fated artist Cavaradossi.

Wales Millennium Centre is delighted to present Welsh National Opera in this concert performance which brings this most beautiful operatic score to life with the exquisite melodies and exhilarating orchestration that has made it one of the world’s best loved operas.

David Pountney, Welsh National Opera’s Chief Executive and Artistic Director says “Welsh National Opera is delighted that a concert version of our classic Tosca production will form the climax of Wales Millennium Centre’s 10th anniversary celebrations, and will feature Wales’s favourite baritone, Bryn Terfel, alongside a distinguished cast. Not only can Wales Millennium Centre boast a world-class stage for musical-theatre, it is also one of the finest purpose built opera houses in Europe. Having transformed the landscape for opera goers in Wales and beyond, the Centre rightly serves as a beacon for Wales’ cultural vision and ambition. Happy anniversary!”

Broadway to the Bay and Bryn Terfel in Tosca has been made possible by Lloyds Bank.

Tickets for Broadway to the Bay (23-25 October) and Tosca (2 November) are now on sale. For tickets and further information visit or call 02920 63 6464. Special packages are available.
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