NEWTOWN’S Hafren theatre whisks you away to Vienna with all its romantic music when Welsh National Opera (WNO) return for a lavish concert to start 2019 this Sunday afternoon, January 6.

A Night in Vienna presents a programme with not just the talented orchestra but also the extra dimension of song, with newly appointed associate artist soprano Harriet Eyley, to truly uncork the spirit of Vienna in the concert hall, from 4pm.

Following an extremely well received concert in 2018, the WNO orchestra returns, directed as usual by leader and concertmaster David Adams.

The concert opens with the irrepressible energy of Weber’s ‘Oberon Overture’. also David features as soloist in extraordinarily elegant and virtuosic works by Fritz Kreisler.

In line with time honoured tradition, the orchestra then takes you through a delightful selection of ever-popular Viennese waltzes, polkas and song which are known and loved the world over. Strauss’ ‘Laughing Song’, ‘Csárdás’, Lehar’s ‘Vilja’, the evergreen ‘Blue Danube’ and stirring ‘Radetsky March’ are sure to make this a very happy New Year from WNO to you!

Tickets are priced at £16 or £14.50 for concessions. Call the box office on 01686 614555.

Meanwhile Mondays in January at The Hafren will feature aerial arts workshops for children and adults with Zu Aerial Dance.

They start on Monday, January 7, between 4.15 and 5.15pm for eight to 12-year-olds, and 5.20 to 6.20pm for adults 16 and over.

The cost for the four weeks is £32, and further information and bookings should be had with Hazel on 07939 116009, or

The Hafren has also announced some more of its shows of 2019 which will include the laconic American comedian Rich Hall’s ‘Hoedown’ on June 22, in addition to shows by Max Boyce, Jason Donovan and Sir Ian McKellen which have already been announced.