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Life in Opera

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 by the ancient tradition of the local bard, whose role...
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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 Wales working in their own communities during the pandemic. We’ve...
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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 has been an absolute joy of a production from start...
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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 same show twice. With an opera like The Marriage of...
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A Last Look Back at SmallStages 2019

The Peachums have now officially left the building, but before we roll up our beautiful Hogarth backdrop we wanted to take one last look back at SmallStages 2019. We’ve done 15 performances this Autumn, from Cwmbran to Colwyn Bay and...
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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...
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The Gin-fuelled Mrs Peachum

John Gay’s ballade opera The Beggar’s Opera was first performed at the Lincoln’s Inn Fields Theatre in London in 1728 and ran for around 60 performances. The ‘ballade opera’ was a highly popular genre – a satirical musical play with...
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Back to school for MWO staff!

We’ve been back to school this month – taking over the whole curriculum for a week firstly in Arddleen CP School and then in Buttington Trewern School, both near Welshpool in Powys. We’ve worked with 102 junior age children during...
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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...
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