Polly Graham director c. Jorge LizaldeDirector Polly Graham is featured as one of The Guardian’s Top 20 Talents set to take 2017 by storm in Unmissable Culture 2017. Her production of Frank Martin Le Vin Herbé marks her main stage début for Welsh National Opera and opens in Cardiff on February 16.

John Metcalfe’s Under Milk Wood – in which soprano Helen-Jane Howells created the roles of Gossamer Beynon, Lily Smalls and Mrs Pugh –  was chosen as one of The Guardian’s Top Ten Operas of 2014. In addition, the work is a finalist in the World Premiere category of The Opera Awards 2015.