Celebrate Summer

Celebrate summer in song with Mid Wales Opera this July and August – with two spectacular evenings of musical entertainment in stunning settings at Gregynog Hall and in the gardens of Powis Castle.

On Sunday July 22nd, join the Friends of Mid Wales Opera in the magnificent Music Room at Gregynog Hall near Newtown for a specially devised concert featuring talented young singers.

Our all female programme celebrates powerful women in opera and has been curated by the superb pianist Charlotte Forrest, returning for the fourth year to lead this very special event!

We’ll have performances by Australian soprano Joelene Griffith and Australian/German Mezzo Soprano Monique Simone, both postgraduate students at the Wales International Academy of Voice – as well as by soprano Organ Prawang, studying for a PhD in performance Bangor.

With a programme featuring highlights from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Bizet’s Carmen and many more beside, the evening promises to be a real treat. Bring a picnic and enjoy the glorious grounds at Gregynog Hall during the long interval. 

Tickets cost £16 and are available from Hafren Box Office 01686 614555 between 9.30am and 3pm Monday to Friday, or 24 hours a day online.  Tickets will be available on the door, cash or cheque only.

Then on Saturday August 18th, MWO takes over the gardens of Powis Castle near Welshpool for an exclusive evening opening filled with musical delights.

Machynlleth based tenor Robyn Lyn Evans, who toured with MWO as Lensky in their Spring production of Eugene Onegin, joins Soprano Organ Prawang and harpist Ruth Kenyon to open the show from the Orangery Terrace in the magnificent castle grounds.

Then explore the gardens and enjoy a picnic with musical entertainment from Quindici Chamber Choir, Whitton Voices and saxophone quartet Monty Misfits.

Gates open 6.30pm with performances 7-9pm. Tickets cost £12.50 in advance and £15 on the gate (children £5) and include a glass of bubbly sponsored by Tanners.

To book phone 0344 249 1895 or visit the National Trust website.

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