Musical celebration of Sir Charles Mackerras

September 28 2018
Musical celebration of Sir Charles Mackerras

An evening of celebration of Sir Charles Mackerras at the Welsh National Opera is planned for this October, marking his significant contribution to the musical life of the region.

Sir Charles Mackerras’s long and distinguished career took him around the world working with leading symphony orchestras and major opera houses. He was closely associated with Welsh National Opera for over sixty years and was Music Director from 1987 to 1992.  

With reminiscences from his daughter Cathy and biographer Nigel Simeone, the evening will celebrate Sir Charles’s work with WNO illustrated with rare recordings of live performances by some of the singers and musicians with whom he worked so closely.

This Bristol and West of England WNO Friends event takes place on Wednesday, 17 October at 7.15 p.m. at The Performing Arts Centre, Redmaids’ High School, Westbury Road, Bristol BS9 3AW. 

Admission:  WNO Friends £5, Guests £7, Students £1.  Further information from Margaret Borkowski, email: or call 01275 848526.