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Opera Explained

The Director’s Chair: Richard Studer on Eugene Onegin (part 1)

As we move towards our opening night of our upcoming tour of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, we asked MWO’s creative director Richard Studer about his relationship with this extraordinary piece; often regarded as Tchaikovsky’s greatest opera, not only for the beguiling...
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Eugene Onegin: Meet Olga

Just as Tchaikovsky’s lyrical masterpiece Eugene Onegin (MWO tour opens in February 2018) contrasts the lives of two men – the arrogant aristocrat Onegin and the poet Lensky – so it also provides two sharply contrasting central female principals in the...
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Eugene Onegin: Here Come The Boys

At the heart of Pushkin’s verse novel Eugene Onegin lies the relationship between two men – Eugene Onegin and his best friend, the poet Vladimir Lensky. When we first meet Eugene Onegin he is jaded by the life of a...
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Tchaikovsky’s “beguiling and hypnotic” Eugene Onegin

As we get ready for our Spring tour we asked our Music Director Jonathan Lyness to share his thoughts on Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin as a piece, and his experiences of the work as a conductor. Jon introduces Tchaikovsky’s “beguiling, sensuous,...
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Eugene Onegin: Meet Tatyana

We’re really excited to be putting in place the final elements of our Spring tour of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin – opening in Hafren, Newtown on February 24th 2018. See all dates for our tour of Eugene Onegin For those who...
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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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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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Rethink Opera: The Magic Flute, a family-friendly treat!

If you’ve never seen an opera – but fancy giving it a go – then The Magic Flute is a brilliant place to start! We’re touring The Magic Flute over Wales this spring and you can catch the show in...
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