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Welsh National Opera

Updated: 04 December 2020 | 10:08 AM
Agreement

Agreements between Welsh National Opera (WNO) and the MU for employed and self-employed orchestral musicians.

Rates of pay for freelance players effective from 1 September 2019

1. Concerts

Concert / Daily rates

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal Section Principal
£104.53 £109.70 £116.15 £129.07

Single call (3 hours) on a day other than a concert day

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal Section Principal
£61.52 £67.21 £68.49 £74.10

Distance / Travel

Distance (where a coach is provided) Travel (where over 25 miles are travelled to reach the coach or a coach is not provided)
10p per mile 30p per mile

Meal allowances: leaving before 1.30 pm & returning after 6.30pm

Coach round trip up to 250 miles 250-400 miles up to 250 miles (other times)
Standard venues £13.26 £17.89 £6.63
Premium venues £16.58 £22.37 £8.29
London n/a £24.16 n/a

Late return

Midnight - 12:30 am 00:30 am - 2:00 am
£6.63 £13.26

2. Opera

Opera performance

(A- up to 3½ hours; B - up to 6 hours)

  Tutti Sub-Principal Principal Section Principal
A £90.34 £96.82 £98.07 £105.83
B £180.69 £193.62 £196.15 £211.67

Opera rehearsal

(A - up to 3½ hours;  B - up to 2 hours; C - up to 1 hour)

  Tutti Sub-Principal Principal Section Principal
A £81.71 £87.22 £88.51 £97.04
B £61.52 £67.21 £68.49 £74.10
C £40.85 £43.62 £44.26 £48.49

Travel

Over 25 miles from musicians normal centre
30p per mile

Meal allowances (returning to base following an overnight stay)

City After 13:30 After 18:30 After 21:30
London £8.95 £17.90 £26.85
Aberdeen, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Inverness, Bath, Milton Keynes, Oxford £8.29 £16.58 £24.87
All other UK towns & cities £6.63 £13.26 £19.89

 

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Contact details

Orchestra & Concerts Manager: Matthew Downes

WNO, Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff, CF10 5AL

029 2063 5076

matthew.downes@wno.org.uk

MU Steward: Angus West
MU H&S Representative: Barry Friend