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Life in Opera

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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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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