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Goodnight and Thank You from our tired but happy Bear Before The Bear finally goes into hibernation we wanted to say thank you to everyone who came along to our first ever SmallStages tour, and to all the venues who have looked after us so well along the road! Altogether 1199 people have seen the...
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We’re so excited that BBC Radio Wales’s Country Focus team, Pauline Smith and Rachael Garside joined us for the show in Ystradgynlais to talk to us about what goes into creating our SmallStages tour of The Bear. Grab a cup of tea and enjoy the full programme telling the story of how we make a...
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William Walton’s classic ‘comedy in one act’ The Bear is a brilliant introduction for audiences new to opera and a fabulous opportunity for all music lovers to hear Walton’s classic comedy in its fiftieth anniversary year, this SmallStages tour is designed to have the widest possible appeal and to fulfil MWO’s mission for keeping opera...
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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 Lyness’ new arrangement of Walton’s one-act comic opera, featuring just five players and three superb...
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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 to the stage? Clare Stevens interviewed Jon and Richard at the Presteigne Assembly Rooms on...
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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 Opera include Belcore (The Elixir of Love), Arbace (Idomeneo), Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas). Other roles...
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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 SmallStages As a company, Mid Wales Opera has always been dedicated to bringing quality opera...
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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 Jagusz have spent a week in Montgomery Church in Wales School – working with more...
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On Saturday, 4th March, we had our final performance of Handel’s Semele – with a wonderfully warm and appreciative audience at Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon. It’s been a whirlwind over the past few months but we wanted to take a moment to say Thank You to all the fabulous cast, crew, venues and those working hard...
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Love is in the air tonight at The Hafren, Newtown (17th February) as Mid Wales Opera unveils its brand new production of Mozart’s much-loved masterpiece The Magic Flute. There’s a handsome Prince (Tamino) in search of a Princess in peril (Pamina), a feathery fellow seeking his bird-lady love, a Queen and a Wizard of varying...
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