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Life in Opera

Foxy fun – MWO’s ‘school takeover’ returns with the Adventures of Frankie the Fox

Once a year we send Team MWO back to school, taking over the curriculum for a full week and working with children in a primary school to create their own opera from scratch. After two years without a school residency...
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Bridget Wallbank

International Women’s Day with Bridget Wallbank

We simply couldn’t celebrate International Women’s Day without hearing from the one and only Bridget Wallbank. Our Production Manager, Bridget, started out as a Theatre Technician at our home venue The Hafren, Newtown in 1988. She’s been with Mid Wales...
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Elanor Higgins stood in the auditorium of Theatre Hafren

International Women’s Day with Elanor Higgins

International Women’s Day is a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Today, we’re celebrating all the incredible women of opera, and particularly those who make our spring 2022 tour of La bohème possible....
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Colin, Marchand de Couleurs, photographed in the 1860s

The Real Bohemians

We’re celebrating being back on stage with one of opera’s greatest love stories, La bohème, which concludes our Puccini in Paris Season. It’s time to meet the real bohemians of this timeless tale of love, loss, and longing. Our Music...
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Music at Your Place: Eve Goodman finds musical inspiration from retired boat builder in Y Felinheli

As part of our Cerddoriaeth eich 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. You can listen to some of her lovely new...
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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 expected due to the Covid pandemic, he’s preparing the instrumental...
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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 Richard Studer can’t wait to get back on the road....
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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 Swansea City of Sanctuary. Simply by sharing songs from their...
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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 Cerddoriaeth Eich Milltir Sgwâr programme has been a very personal...
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