OMTF // Mid Wales Opera
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Address:Mid Wales Opera
Bryn Wgan
Powys SY17 5QU  
Tel:01686 441 027
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
Walton: The Bear
 2 Nov: Llandinam, Village Hall
 3 Nov: Llanfair, Caereinion Institute
 4 Nov: Abermule, Community Centre
 6 Nov: Aberdaron, St Hywyn's Church
 7 Nov: Criccieth, Memorial Hall
 8 Nov: Denbigh, Theatr Twm o'r Nant
 10 Nov: Cilgerran, Rhosygilwen
 11 Nov: Aberystwyth, Ceredigion Museum
 16 Nov: Ystradgynlais, The Welfare
 17 Nov: Barmouth, Dragon Theatre,
 18 Nov: Aberdovey, Neuadd Dyfi
 23 Nov: Hay-on-Wye, St Mary's Church
 29 Nov: Ludlow, Assembly Rooms
 30 Nov: Ammanford, The Miner's Theatre
 1 Dec: Cwmbran, Congress Theatre
 3 Dec: Presteigne, Assembly Rooms
 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
- 2015 -
Figaro and Friends
Newtown, Powys, Theatr Hafren: 9 Sep
Brecon, Theatr Brycheiniog: 9 Oct
Bangor, Pontio: 2 Dec