Polly Graham, former Genesis Assistant Director at Welsh National Opera, makes her main stage debut for the company directing Le Vin herbé

16 February 2017

As Genesis Assistant Director at Welsh National Opera Polly Graham spent two years being mentored by the company’s Chief Executive and Artistic Director David Pountney. She worked with him on a number of new productions including Berg’s Lulu, Britten’s Paul Bunyan and Jonathan Harvey’s Wagner Dream as well directing her own shows such as the UK premiere of Iain Bell’s A Christmas Carol, Unheard Voices: CREW and Maxwell Davies Kommilitonen!

Hot on the heels of her recent nomination for an International Opera Award, Polly makes her main stage directing debut for Welsh National Opera with Frank Martin’s Le Vin herbé at The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. This rarely staged work is based on the well-known story of Tristan and Isolde whose love affair inevitably leads to tragedy.

Following its opening night at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on 16 February, the production then goes to Milton Keynes Theatre (21 March), Bristol Hippodrome (28 March), Venue Cymru, Llandudno (4 April), Theatre Royal Plymouth (18 April) and Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (25 April).

For more information about WNO’s Le Vin herbé click here.


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