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The Magic Flute 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sung in English in a translation by Amanda Holden

Conductor Jonathan Lyness
Director/Designer Richard Studer
Lighting Designer Declan Randall

Mozart’s fantastical opera, with its glorious mix of myth, ritual and pantomime, tells its tale of magic, power and love with music as enchanting and spectacular as the plot is mysterious. A true testament to Mozart’s genius, The Magic Flute is packed with some of the composer’s most recognisable music, from heartfelt duets and comic exchanges to one of opera’s most formidable and memorable arias, that of The Queen of the Night.

Sung in English by a stellar cast of young professionals and accompanied by MWO’s own brilliant orchestra, this widely anticipated first production by MWO’s new artistic team – director/designer Richard Studer and conductor Jonathan Lyness – launches a new era in the company’s history.  Join with us as we enter the ever-inventive battleground of Mozart’s fertile imagination, where high drama, high art, high notes and high camp mix in a blaze of colour, comedy and puppetry that promises to astonish all audiences, both young and old, with the wonders of great opera.


Tamino William Wallace
Pamina Galina Averina
Papageno Frederick Long
Queen of the Night Samantha Hay
Sarastro Sion Goronwy
First Lady Kristy Swift
Second Lady  Martha Jones
Third Lady Catherine Backhouse
Speaker Matthew Buswell
Priest Jonathan Cooke
Monstatos Matt RJ Ward
Papagena Laura Ruhí Vidal
First Spirit Katherine Williamson
Second Spirit Alys Mererid Roberts
Third Spirit Felicity Turner

Performances Spring 2017

Friday 17 February Hafren, Newtown
Tuesday 7 March Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Thursday 9 March Pontardawe Arts Centre
Wednesday 26 April Pontio, Bangor
Thursday 4 May Riverfront, Newport



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Mid Wales Opera’s work in 2016/17 is supported by: Arts Council Wales, Powys County Council,  The Gwendoline and Margaret Davies Charity, Colwinston Charitable Trust, Control Techniques Ltd, John Lewis Chairman’s Fund, Millichope Foundation, The Oakdale Trust, The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Idlewild Trust, Foyle Foundation, The Ashley Family Foundation and The Friends of Mid Wales Opera.

We are also extremely grateful for the support of our Patrons and Benefactors:  Mrs Sioned Bowen, Mrs A Brodbelt, Dr & Mrs JS Drury, Mr David John & Lady Hunt, Dr Hywel Parry-Smith, Sheppard Davies Asset Management Ltd, Professor Simon Smail CBE, Peter Stokes & Margaret Clennett, Mr Gareth Williams, and our anonymous donors.



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