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Mrs Peachum’s Guide to Love and Marriage – What’s it all about?

Now we’re officially on the road, we wanted to give you a proper low down on how we’ve put together this brand-new version of The Beggar’s Opera and what you can expect if you come and see it! So how long is it? And is it all sung? The first half of the evening is […]

Introducing the Peachums – best keep an eye on your handbags folks

Welcome to London’s underworld in the 18th century. To quote Star Wars’ Obi Wan Kenobi on the subject of Mos Eisley spaceport. “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.” The world of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera, and of Mrs Peachum’s Guide to Love and Marriage, […]

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 the inspiration for this radical reworking of John Gay’s 1728 original. “Our Polly is a […]

Sensational Summer Music at the Gregynog Hall

The Friends of Mid Wales Opera’s popular summer concert will take place in the glorious setting of the Music Room at Gregynog Hall near Newtown on Sunday July 21st starting at 6pm. The evening will once again be led by superb pianist Charlotte Forrest, and showcase talented young singers from across Wales. Soprano Angharad Davies […]

A taste of opera for free!

Mid Wales Opera’s tapas menu of free operatic treats returns to Pontio, Bangor on Wednesday March 13th at 6.30pm with five singers performing music from favourite composers including Mozart, Bizet and Puccini. The ‘Operatif’ concert is a curtain raiser for Mid Wales Opera’s performance of Puccini’s Tosca on Thursday March 14th with North Wales based […]

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 from the pen of Victorien Sardou but, never the less, befell Tosca; not any Tosca but the first and without doubt the most famous – Sarah Bernhardt.


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