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Opera Takes Over Montgomery School

Mid Wales Opera’s creative team have been sent back to school this week – swapping their usual cast and orchestra for an entire junior school in Montgomery. Artistic Director Richard Studer, Music Director Jonathan Lyness and freelance singer/vocal coach Maria Jagusz have spent a week in Montgomery Church in Wales School – working with more […]

“Four Star” Semele Cast Takes Final Bow

On Saturday, 4th March, we had our final performance of Handel’s Semele – with a wonderfully warm and appreciative audience at Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon. It’s been a whirlwind over the past few months but we wanted to take a moment to say Thank You to all the fabulous cast, crew, venues and those working hard […]

Mid Wales Opera Unveils The Magic Flute in Newtown

Love is in the air tonight at The Hafren, Newtown (17th February) as Mid Wales Opera unveils its brand new production of Mozart’s much-loved masterpiece The Magic Flute. There’s a handsome Prince (Tamino) in search of a Princess in peril (Pamina), a feathery fellow seeking his bird-lady love, a Queen and a Wizard of varying […]

Rethink Opera: The Magic Flute, a family-friendly treat!

If you’ve never seen an opera – but fancy giving it a go – then The Magic Flute is a brilliant place to start! We’re touring The Magic Flute over Wales this spring and you can catch the show in Hafren, Newtown on February 17th, Aberystwyth Arts Centre on March 7th, Pontardawe Arts Centre on […]

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 workings of a production as the team work tirelessly towards opening night at The Hafren […]

Fresh New Talent Shines In Contemporary Semele

Click here to find out more and to book tickets for Handel’s Semele, which is touring Cardiff, Newtown, Llanelli, Colwyn Bay and Brecon in February 2017. Semele is a very special production for many reasons and the collaboration with students at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama is a new venture for Mid […]

Semele for Beginners

So you’re thinking of coming to see Semele – but it’s not your usual aria of interest – if you’ll pardon the pun! Don’t worry, we’re here to help. The most important thing you need to know as an audience member is that opera is filled with great tunes and great stories and Semele is no exception. Like a […]

Coming up in 2017

2017 looks like being an incredibly busy and exciting year for Mid Wales Opera with two brand new operas opening in February, a schools residency and a pilot tour of micro-chamber opera in November. It was great to hear Lydia and Richard on BBC Radio Wales Arts Show talking to Nicola Heywood Thomas about Small Stages […]