|Address:||Mid Wales Opera|
Powys SY17 5QU
|Tel:||01686 441 027|
** main contact
|Lydia Bassett **||General Manager|
|Jonathan Lyness||Artistic Director|
|Richard Studer||Artistic Director|
|Bridget Wallbank||Production Management and Administration|
|Touring opera company
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...
|- 2017 -|
|Handel: Semele |
Cardiff, RWCMD, Richard Burton Theatre: 8, 9, 10, 11 Feb
Newtown, Powys, Theatr Hafren: 18 Feb
Llanelli, Theatr 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
|- 2015 -|
|Figaro and Friends|
Newtown, Powys, Theatr Hafren: 9 Sep
Brecon, Theatr Brycheiniog: 9 Oct
Bangor, Pontio: 2 Dec