From Royal Welsh college to Welsh National Opera

Our congratulations go to former student April Dalton (OW 2011) for her stunning set design for the Welsh National Opera’s production of Le Vin herbe at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff this month.

The opera by Frank Martin, tells the mythical tale of Tristan and Iseult, the fated lovers who consume a potion. Working closely with director Polly Graham, April was to establish what was important about the opera for a contemporary audience and to create a world from which this could most effectively and efficiently be expressed.

We are delighted to be welcoming April back to School next month to deliver a master class on her career as a Performance Designer as part of the Viner Lecture Series. For more information contact or

Photograph supplied by Robert Workman