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Chat with Eve Goodman About Her ‘Music at Your Place’ Project

As part of our Milltir Sgwâr programme, Singer-Songwriter Eve Goodman has been sharing stories through songs with her community in Y Felinheli on the shores of the Menai Strait. Inspired...
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New Year, New Projects – Music at Your Place!

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...
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Road-testing The Cunning Little Vixen

by MWO’s Music Director Jonathan Lyness In my previous blog I described how, at the point of the first lockdown, I’d started work on a new reduced orchestration of Janáček’s...
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Working in lockdown on The Cunning Little Vixen

by MWO’s Music Director Jonathan Lyness When lockdown arrived in the second half of March, and with our beautiful tour of The Marriage of Figaro tragically cut short, I’d already...
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Farewell to Figaro

We’d usually write an end of the tour blog….so while the tour of The Marriage of Figaro ended prematurely we thought we’d still share some of our thoughts about what...
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A fresh look at Figaro

One of the joys of performing live opera is that every night is different, each theatre, audience or acoustic adds its own twist to the production and it’s never the...
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Who’s coming to the wedding?

…counting down to the big day with The Marriage of Figaro Our fabulous Figaro cast can’t wait to get started – both exploring Wales and exploring their roles in our exciting new production....
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Why You (& Your Kids) Will Love The Marriage of Figaro

My first experience of The Marriage of Figaro was as a student, accompanying rehearsals and, in my days as a violinist, leading the orchestra. I saw it on stage twice...
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Introducing Mozart’s
The Marriage of Figaro

…an opera which allegedly needs no introduction… It’s a tough job to introduce an opera which needs no introduction, so we’ll leave that task to our Music Director Jonathan Lyness,...
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