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Puccini’s Sounds of the Seine – creating a new chamber arrangement for Il tabarro

Our Music Director Jonathan Lyness began his labour of love, creating a new score for four instruments to perform Puccini’s Il tabarro, in November 2019. Now, a year later than...
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Ooh La La! MWO return to touring with our 2021/2022 season – Puccini in Paris

Il tabarro – SmallStages Tour Autumn 2021 La bohème – MainStages Tour Spring 2022 With huge relief, and great delight, MWO return to touring this Autumn and our Artistic Director...
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Song Share Project – ‘Music at Your Place’

We’re hugely proud of all our Milltir Sgwâr projects but this Refugee Week we particularly wanted to share Rachel Moràs’ and Meryn Williams work with refugees and asylum seekers alongside...
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Grey Matters: ‘Music at Your Place’ Project

“My covid bubble is my safety bubble, family gets me, family accepts me. Can I remember how to be social? Please don’t make me.” Composer Gareth Churchill’s project for our...
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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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