The World's Wife


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 (Mavron Quartet) .

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.


Estimated duration: 70 minutes (no interval)


Language: English

02.11.2017 | 19:30 - Tickets