Here's a clever way to shave a few quid off the budget. Welsh National Opera are going to use the same set for two of their new spring productions.
Mariusz Trelinski's modern take on Puccini's Manon Lescaut comes fresh from La Monnaie. Trelinski also directs WNO's brand new production of Boulevard Solitude. Henze's opera is an update of the Manon Lescaut story, justifying the set-share from an artistic perspective as well as a financial one.
The big question - will the Cardiff audience be treated to the racier details of Trelinski's Brussels show (below)?