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Richard Studer

A reworking of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera – thoughts from the Artistic Director

With less than a month to go until the world premiere of our new SmallStages tour, Mrs Peachum’s Guide to Love and Marriage, we caught up with Artistic Director Richard Studer, who created the production and shared his thoughts about...
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The First Tosca

Tosca is an opera of many victims, some fictional, some real - where an operatic ménage à trois is extrapolated into an orgy of bloodshed, torture and death. One of the most unusual tragedies associated with this opera came not...
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Lost in Translation

With rehearsals due to start at the end of the month, we asked MWO’s Artistic Director Richard Studer to give us an insight into preparing a new translation for Mid Wales Opera's new SmallStages production of Ravel's opera comedy L'heure...
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The Director’s Chair: Richard Studer on Eugene Onegin (part 2)

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...
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The Director’s Chair: Richard Studer on Eugene Onegin (part 1)

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...
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The National Theatre’s Costume Store

Our Artistic Director Richard Studer has just come back from a few days rummaging through the racks of the National Theatre’s costume store – where Popes rub shoulders with water voles and the suits of armour can bite back! The...
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Richard’s Magic Flute Rehearsal Ramblings #1

Richard Studer is Mid Wales Opera’s new Artistic Director, joining the team alongside Music Director Jonathan Lyness and making their Mid Wales Opera debut with Mozart’s The Magic Flute in Spring 2017.  Richard will be providing a glimpse into the inner...
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