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

Launching the 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 team explored what the skills challenges are for the industry and how they feel the Design Challenge and similar industry-led events can help raise awareness of these skills needs amongst young people. 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.

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.