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Poster - Welsh National Opera

Welsh National Opera

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Cardiff (made)

  • Date:

    1994 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Warburton, Holly (artist)
    The Design Stage (designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed ink on paper

  • Museum number:

    S.3515-1995

  • Gallery location:

    Theatre & Performance, Room 106, case WW, shelf EXP

Poster advertising the Welsh National Opera Spring 1994 tour of Puccini's Turandot, Handel's Ariodante and Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. The tour visited the New Theatre, Cardiff; the Birmingham Hippodrome; the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton; and the Bristol Hippodrome.

Welsh National Opera (Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru), now resident at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, was formed in the 1940s, and has developed a commitment to touring, community projects and education. This tour offered operas from three different centuries. Each opera featured strong roles for female singers, as Holly Warburton’s poster design suggests.

Physical description

Pictorial and typographical poster advertising the Welsh National Opera 1994 tour of Turandot, Ariodante and Lucia di Lammermoor. Distressed photograph of a female face, superimposed with dark lines suggesting a bird's beak on the nose and a tear on the subject's right cheek. Additional 'rays' of light to lower left of the face suggest both feathers and a collar. Details of operas and venues at lower right.

Place of Origin

Cardiff (made)

Date

1994 (made)

Artist/maker

Warburton, Holly (artist)
The Design Stage (designers)

Materials and Techniques

Printed ink on paper

Dimensions

Height: 76.2 cm, Width: 50.7 cm

Descriptive line

Poster advertising the Welsh National Opera 1994 Spring tour of Turandot, Ariodante and Lucia di Lammermoor, visiting Cardiff, Birmingham, Southampton and Bristol

Labels and date

Welsh National Opera (Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru), now resident at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, was formed in the 1940s, and has developed a commitment to touring, community projects and education. This tour offered operas from three different centuries. Each opera featured strong roles for female singers, as Holly Warburton’s image suggests.

Designed by Steve Allison, The Design Stage, Cardiff Bay
Image by Holly Warburton
Printed ink on paper
Museum no. S.3515-1995 [27/02/2017]

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Opera; Posters; Advertising

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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