OMTF // Mid Wales Opera
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Address:Mid Wales Opera
Bryn Wgan
Powys SY17 5QU  
Tel:01686 614 563
Lydia Bassett **General Manager
Jonathan LynessArtistic Director
Richard StuderArtistic Director
Bridget WallbankProduction Management and Administration
** main contact
Company type Repertoire Season Location
Touring opera company Standard Autumn UK

Since its foundation in 1988, Mid Wales Opera has regularly toured throughout England, Wales and Ireland performing in over eighty different venues from the Opera House at Buxton and Snape Maltings at Aldeburgh to the intimate theatre at Felin Fach, Lampeter. It has received several awards including two Prudential Opera Awards for "excellence, creativity, innovation and accessibility".

The company commissions a new touring production each year, generally alternating standard repertoire with less well-known works. Its singers are a balance of experienced performers drawn from the leading opera companies, and young singers early in their careers. They are accompanied by the Mid Wales Opera Chamber Orchestra under the baton of the Artistic Director.

Its education work is an expanding field and workshops based around current shows are available.

Wit, imagination and effervescence do not require vast budgets
Adam Somerset, Theatre in Wales

This new Mid Wales Opera production is original in conception, packed with visual interest, and stunningly executed...
Birmingham Post

 EVENTS, by date
Tchaikovsky,P: Eugene Onegin
 24 Feb: Aberystwyth, Arts Centre:20180228,
 16 Mar: Newport, Gwent, The Riverfront
 18 Mar: Mold, Theatr Clwyd
 21 Mar: Brecon, Theatr Brycheiniog
 29 Mar: Llanelli, Ffwrnes
 10 Apr: Hereford, The Courtyard
 PAST EVENTS, by title
- 2017 -
Handel: Semele
Cardiff, RWCMD, Richard Burton Theatre: 8, 9, 10, 11 Feb
Newtown, Powys, Theatr Hafren: 18 Feb
Llanelli, Ffwrnes: 23 Feb
Colwyn Bay, Theatr Colwyn: 27 Feb
Brecon, Theatr Brycheiniog: 4 Mar

Mozart: The Magic Flute
Newtown, Powys, Theatr Hafren: 17 Feb
Aberystwyth Arts Centre: 7 Mar
Pontardawe, The Arts Centre: 9 Mar
Bangor, Pontio: 26 Apr
Newport, Gwent, The Riverfront: 4 May

A Russian Summer – Opera Gala Concert
Newtown, Gregynog Hall: 23 Jul

A Russian Summer – Garden Party
Powis Castle: 12 Aug

Walton: The Bear
Llandinam, Village Hall: 2 Nov
Llanfair, Caereinion Institute: 3 Nov
Abermule, Community Centre: 4 Nov
Aberdaron, St Hywyn's Church : 6 Nov
Criccieth, Memorial Hall: 7 Nov
Denbigh, Theatr Twm o'r Nant: 8 Nov
Cilgerran, Rhosygilwen: 10 Nov
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion Museum: 11 Nov
Ystradgynlais, The Welfare: 16 Nov
Barmouth, Dragon Theatre, : 17 Nov
Aberdovey, Neuadd Dyfi: 18 Nov
Hay-on-Wye, St Mary's Church: 23 Nov
Ludlow, Assembly Rooms: 29 Nov
Ammanford, The Miner's Theatre: 30 Nov
Cwmbran, Congress Theatre: 1 Dec
Presteigne, Assembly Rooms: 3 Dec