We’re very proud to introduce the first projects supported by Cerddoriaeth Eich Milltir Sgwâr – Music at Your Place – our open call commissioning programme designed to support artist across Wales working in their own communities during the pandemic.
We asked each of the applicants to introduce their project in their own words, and we’ll be sharing their progress on our social media and website.
Find out more about the project Cerddoriaeth eich Milltir Sgwar / Music at Your Place, a joint Mid Wales Opera/Ensemble Cymru project developed in response 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, Welsh Government, The Lottery, The Ashley Family Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation.