An online panel discussion for FE/HE tutors to explore the Welsh National Opera design challenge and its impact on the future talent pipeline.

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Welsh National Opera Design Challenge 2023

This event was hosted on Zoom on 4th May 2022.

We're teaming up with Welsh National Opera to deliver their Design Challenge 2023 for colleges and universities, giving students an opportunity to respond to a live industry brief and offering tutors in-person and online CPD.

During this online event, members of the Welsh National Opera shared insight into the WNO and the design challenge, while discussing elements of the upcoming competition which will be launching officially in late June 2022. We were joined by:

Darren Joyce, Managing Director of Cardiff Theatrical Services for Welsh National Opera

Jan Michaelis, Technical Director at Welsh National Opera

Robert Pagett, Head of Production at Welsh National Opera

The Welsh National Opera Design Challenge will run from January - March 2023, further details will be announced soon.

If you're a tutor working within HE/FE and would like to register your interest in the Welsh National Opera Design Challenge, please contact our Partnership Manager Anthony Skates:

Welsh National Opera is a national company with international status, they sit at the heart of music-making in Wales and play a valuable role in the communities they serve in England. They work with partners to discover and nurture young operatic talent, and provide the springboard for international careers.

Cardiff Theatrical Services (CTS) was established by Welsh National Opera in 1984 at their 30,000 sq ft workshop based in Cardiff's vibrant city centre. CTS has gained an international reputation for building scenery with the highest quality production values at competitive prices.