The World’s Wife – an opera by Tom Green & Carol Ann Duffy

Fri 03 Nov 2017
75 minutes

We do our best,
we Queens, we mothers,
mothers of Queens


That saying? Behind every famous man...? From Mrs Darwin to Queen Kong, Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife is a poetry collection that takes a swipe at the famous men of history and myth from their spouses' perspective.


Composer Tom Green has transformed these firework poems in to a 21st century opera for solo soprano and string quartet and loop pedals.

Join us for the debut of a radical new operatic voice, as five onstage musicians construct disembodied choirs and armies of string quartets to tell a story we all share.


A production by Welsh National Opera, Taliesin Arts Centre, Echo Forest and The Mavron Quartet.

Sung in English with surtitles in English

Running time 70 minutes with no interval


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