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Life in Opera

The Bear Went Over the Mountain – Life on the Road with our SmallStages Company

We’re exactly halfway through our 16 venue tour of The Bear and it really has been an adventure so we wanted to share some of our stories of life on the road so far and give you a sneaky peak...
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My Life in Opera – Lydia Bassett, Executive Director MWO

In the midst of our tour of William Walton’s classic comedy opera, The Bear – which is visiting 16 venues across Wales this month and leaping just over the border for a show in Ludlow – we caught up with...
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MID WALES OPERA’S WORLD PREMIERE – IN LLANDINAM TONIGHT

Mid Wales Opera’s much-anticipated tour of William Walton’s classic comedy The Bear opens tonight in Llandinam, Powys before hitting the road with 15 intimate performances from village halls to historic churches and small theatres across Wales and the Borders. Music Director Jonathan...
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Meet The Directors

Our Artistic Director Richard Studer and Music Director Jonathan Lyness have been working together for more than 20 years. But how did their partnership come about and how do they work together to bring an opera from scores and sketches...
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Arranging For The Smaller Stage

Traditionally, opera is one of the most spectacular of art forms – breathtaking in its scale and scope. That epic presentation has its place, but with our SmallStages tour we wanted to show a different side of opera, allowing audiences...
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SmallStages 2017: Meet ‘The Bear’

Baritone Adam Green joins Mid Wales Opera this Autumn in the role of the rough-hewn debt collector Smirnov – The Bear in the title of Walton’s classic comedy on tour from November 2nd. Previous operatic roles include at English National...
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The Bear: A Joke in One Act

Discover Opera:  The Bear to launch MWO’s SmallStages This Autumn Discover live opera locally as Mid Wales Opera bring William Walton’s comic classic The Bear to an eclectic mix of stunning venues right across Wales during their SmallStages tour. About...
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The National Theatre’s Costume Store

Our Artistic Director Richard Studer has just come back from a few days rummaging through the racks of the National Theatre’s costume store – where Popes rub shoulders with water voles and the suits of armour can bite back! The...
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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...
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