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Life in Opera

OpenStages – Dido and Aeneas

Putting on an opera in a week was always going to be a challenge, putting on an opera in a week from scratch with a cast, chorus and musicians largely inexperienced in opera even more so….but then we’re never known...
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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...
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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...
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Celebrating 30 years
of Magical Welsh Opera

We may not look a day over 21, but Mid Wales Opera is celebrating an impressive 30 years of producing professional shows this year! And like all the best birthdays, we’re marking it with a party at our home theatre,...
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That’s all folks – we’ve finally reached the end of our fabulous tour of A Spanish Hour

Thanks to everyone who came along to see the show, to our amazing cast and wonderful musicians for your magnificent performances and marvellous company...
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Meet ‘Tosca’s’ Tempestuous Trio

With our Spanish Hour now firmly on the road, we thought we’d take a minute to introduce the wonderful singers joining us for our Main Stage production of Puccini’s Tosca this Spring! There’s no denying we love Tosca, and so...
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The clock’s ticking – join us for A Spanish Hour

Catherine Backhouse – Concepcion Tell us a bit about your character and about the show? I play Concepcion who is married to the local clockmaker, he’s much more interested in the clocks than in her, so when he goes out...
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SmallStages 2019 – Live opera locally

First up we’re opening the tour on November 9th in Llanfyllin, Powys in partnership with our home venue, Hafren – in Theatr Llwyn which is part of the town’s high school. For a small market town in Montgomeryshire, Llanfyllin has...
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Introducing the woman– and the men! Of the Hour!

It is almost the Spanish hour, the one hour of the week when Concepcion entertains her lovers….and with less than a month to go until MWO SmallStages hits the road again with Ravel’s exhilarating bedroom farce L’heure espagnole, it’s high...
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