Month

January 2018
For Maria Jagusz, playing the role of Tatyana’s nurse Filipyevna in our forthcoming production of Eugene Onegin, the opera’s Russian roots have a strong personal resonance. Maria has found inspiration for her portrayal of the devoted family servant in her own family photo album. She told us: “I found this photograph of my great grandparents...
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We’re absolutely delighted to have been nominated for the Wales Theatre Awards in the Best Touring Production in English category for The Bear. The Bear was MWO’s first SmallStages show, and took touring opera to a whole new level for us with 16 shows in just over a month from churches to community halls across...
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In the second part of our discussion with MWO creative Director Richard Studer he outlines his take on the character of Onegin and how he is approaching this MWO production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, which is on tour from February 2018.  If you missed it, you can find Part 1 here. One of the key...
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As we move towards our opening night of our upcoming tour of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, we asked MWO’s creative director Richard Studer about his relationship with this extraordinary piece; often regarded as Tchaikovsky’s greatest opera, not only for the beguiling and hypnotic score but also for Tchaikovsky’s vivid, empathetic and ever-relevant dramatisation of Pushkin’s verse...
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Just as Tchaikovsky’s lyrical masterpiece Eugene Onegin (MWO tour opens in February 2018) contrasts the lives of two men – the arrogant aristocrat Onegin and the poet Lensky – so it also provides two sharply contrasting central female principals in the shape of sisters Tatyana and Olga. Find out more about our lead characters Onegin &...
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At the heart of Pushkin’s verse novel Eugene Onegin lies the relationship between two men – Eugene Onegin and his best friend, the poet Vladimir Lensky. When we first meet Eugene Onegin he is jaded by the life of a society gentleman and “emptiness possessed his soul”. At the news of his uncle’s coming death,...
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As we say farewell to 2017, we wanted to look back on some of the highlights of an astonishing year in Mid Wales Opera’s history. In the past 12 months, we have presented 29 shows reaching a combined audience of 3824. 2017 started with a glittering and glamourous production of Handel’s Semele  – contrasting the...
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