We regret to announce that our current tour of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro has been cancelled due to the closure of theatres during the current epidemic of COVID-19. We plan to return to the stage in the Autumn with our SmallStages production of Puccini’s Il Tabarro. The trustees and management of Mid Wales Opera (and Ensemble Cymru) are doing what we can to mitigate the impact on our wonderful performers and our staff and thank you the public for your continued support and generosity at this time.
These are unprecedented times and we wish everyone all the very best during what is likely to be a difficult period for all of us. Take care, stay well, and we will see you soon.
We are sorry to announce that our planned OpenStages production of Venus and Adonis at Easter has been postponed to a later date to be arranged due to COVID-19.
Mid Wales Opera crafts and performs fully-staged and intimate touring opera productions at venues across Wales & beyond. We are passionate about opera, taking inspiring productions into theatres and spaces where live opera is rarely seen and bringing it to new audiences. We are committed to nurturing, challenging and encouraging young and fresh talent by casting half or more of our performers from those who have recently graduated or are under thirty years old.
Our Spring 2020 production of Mozart’s comic classic The Marriage of Figaro, in partnership with the Welsh International Academy of Voice, takes a fresh look at this timeless audience favourite.
Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times
“Jonathan Lyness maintained a lively momentum in the pit with his tiny orchestra, single strings allowing the glorious woodwind writing to blossom, underpinning Studer’s basically traditional but always lively staging… [of] this rather lovable Figaro”
Arts Council Wales, Powys County Council, The Gwendoline and Margaret Davies Charity, Control Techniques Ltd, John Lewis Chairman’s Fund, Millichope Foundation, The Oakdale Trust, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Garrick Charitable Trust, The Foyle Foundation, The Ashley Family Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, The Fenton Arts Trust and The Friends of Mid Wales Opera.