Carnifal 2024

Friends of MWO

A Garden Concert

Sunday 21 July
with Mid Wales Opera
Gregynog Hall, near Newtown

Friends of MWO

A Garden Concert

Sunday 21 July
with Mid Wales Opera
Gregynog Hall, near Newtown

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Pagliacci
Pagliacci

Autumn 2024

Mid Wales Opera are back on tour this autumn with Leoncavallo’s legendary operatic thriller ‘Pagliacci’, or ‘Clowns’.

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Help get Mid Wales Opera back on the road

Only a few months ago we thought Mid Wales Opera was finished. Now, thanks to a funding lifeline from Powys County Council, we are within touching distance of having a sustainable plan to keep on producing live and local opera across Wales for at least three years. Find out more…

Macbeth review – powerful Verdi staging...

Rian Evans, The Guardian

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“With some fine musical characterisation from the principals as well as those in cameo roles, and a particularly blazing finale to act one, there is a wonderful sense of a defiant upholding of MWO values by artistic director/designer Richard Studer and music director Jonathan Lyness.”

Macbeth Verdi (past production)

Opera For Everyone

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.

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Macbeth Spring 2024


“…a profound understanding of what works, musically and dramatically, and an unshakable commitment to deliver it to the highest standard”

Richard Bratby, The Spectator – read the full review

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Beatrice and Benedict Autumn 2023


“Berlioz’s Shakespearean opera is stripped to the bone for four instruments and six singers, but the show is slick and spirited, with sopranos Lorena Paz Nieto and Monica McGhee standouts”

Rian Evans, The Guardian – read the full review

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Hansel and Gretel Winter 2023


“…this show will charm and captivate … Mid Wales Opera has done it again and delivered a corker of a production”

David Truslove, Opera Today read the full review

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Puss in Boots Autumn 2022


“If you’re not familiar with Montsalvatge, there’s no need to worry, for his wonderfully communicative and comic score (not unlike a panto) is packed with engaging tunes”

David Truslove, Opera Today read the full review

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La bohème Spring 2022


“When the lights dimmed for a final time, I wanted to wind back time and play it through all over again. I stood to leave, having been cultured, but also entertained. Having left the present day behind for the duration of the performance. And as I filtered out of the theatre after my first opera experience, I found myself on my phone, googling the next one that I should see.”

Rhiannon White, Community Critic, The Riverfront Newport

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Mid Wales Opera’s work in 2022-24 is supported by

Arts Council Wales Lottery Fund, Welsh Government, Colwinston Charitable Trust, D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, Garrick Charitable Trust, Gwendoline and Margaret Davies Charity, Fenton Arts Trust, The Fidelio Charitable Trust, John Lewis Chairman’s Fund, Millichope Foundation, Oakdale Trust.

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