OMTF // Music Theatre Wales
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Address:Music Theatre Wales
Pascoe House
54 Bute Street
Cardiff CF10 5AF  
Tel:029 2049 8471
Fax:+44 (29) 2049 8472
Michael McCarthyArtistic Director
Michael RaffertyMusic Director
Carole Strachan**Executive Director
Becky ShipleyArtistic Administrator
** main contact
Company type Repertoire Season Location
Touring opera company New and contemporary All UK & international

Intimate opera with a big kick.
A pioneering force in contemporary opera in Britain and with a growing international reputation, Music Theatre Wales presents its work to as wide an audience as possible.  It undertakes educational and outreach programmes in association with performances, aiming to enhance people's understanding and involvement in opera, develop professional skills and help build a vibrant future for new opera.  Productions have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, BBC TV and recorded for CD.  In 1992 and 1997 MTW was short-listed for the Prudential Award for Opera for 'Creativity, excellence, innovation and accessibility' and has won the constant praise of audiences and critics since its creation in 1988.  In 1998 and 2000, MTW was listed in the Observer's Top 10 Classical Music Events of the Year.  Repertoire has included operas by Britten, Birtwistle, Maxwell-Davies and Stravinsky and the company has commissioned works from composers including Michael Berkely, John Woolrich and John Hardy, Nigel Osborne and Lynne Plowman.

This is one of Britain's most able and inventive touring opera companies
Opera Now

 EVENTS, by date
Puw: Y Tŵr
 19, 20 May: Cardiff, Sherman Cymru
 23 May: Aberystwyth Arts Centre
 25 May: Bangor, Pontio
 5 Jun: Mold, Clwyd Theatr Cymru
 15 Jun: Swansea, Taliesin Arts Centre
 17 Jul: Buxton, Opera House
Eötvös: The Golden Dragon
 22 Sep: Cardiff, Sherman Cymru
 3 Oct: Birmingham Repertory Theatre
 12 Oct: Basingstoke, The Anvil
 18 Oct: Bangor, Pontio
 21 Oct: Snape, Maltings
 31 Oct: London, Hackney Empire
 PAST EVENTS, by title
- 2016 -
MacRae: The Devil Inside
London, Peacock Theatre: 2, 3 Feb
Cardiff, Sherman Cymru: 9 Feb
Basingstoke, The Anvil: 10 Feb
Manchester, RNCM, RNCM Theatre: 16 Feb
Aberystwyth Arts Centre: 23 Feb
Huddersfield, Lawrence Batley Theatre: 26 Feb
Mold, Clwyd Theatr Cymru: 3 Apr
Birmingham Repertory Theatre: 18 Apr

Eötvös: The Golden Dragon
Buxton, Opera House: 18 Jul
London, Peacock Theatre: 14, 15 Sep
Cardiff, Sherman Cymru: 17 Sep
Basingstoke, The Anvil: 12 Oct
- 2015 -
Turnage: Greek
Tongyeong, Concert Hall: 2, 3, 4m Apr

Glass: Der Prozess
Magdeburg, Opernhaus: 2, 5m, 11, 26m Apr, 8 May