MWO Productions Since 1989

1989
Carmen (Bizet) Cond. Keith Darlington; Dir. Stephen Medcalf; Des./Lighting Des. Charles Edwards
The Magic Flute (Mozart) Cond. Derek Clark; Dir. Ian Watt-Smith; Des./Lighting Des. Charles Edwards
Theatr Hafren, Newtown
1990
Tosca (Puccini) Cond. Keith Darlington; Dir. Stephen Medcalf; Des./Lighting Des. Charles Edwards
Così fan Tutte (Mozart) Cond. Derek Clark; Dir. Ian Watt-Smith; Des./Lighting Des. Charles Edwards
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour of Così fan Tutte
1991
Otello (Verdi) Cond. Keith Darlington; Dir. Stephen Medcalf; Des./Lighting Des. Charles Edwards
Barber of Seville (Rossini) Cond. Derek Clark; Dir. Christopher Newell; Des./Lighting Des. Charles Edwards
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour of The Barber of Seville
1992
Madama Butterfly (Puccini) Cond. Keith Darlington; Dir. Stephen Medcalf; Des. Isabella Bywater; Lighting Des. Charles Edwards
Die Fledermaus (Strauss) Cond. Derek Clark; Dir. Christopher Newell; Des./Lighting Des. Charles Edwards
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour of both operas
1993
La Traviata (Verdi) Cond. Keith Darlington; Dir. Caroline Sharman; Des. Bridget Cairns; Lighting Des. Giuseppe di Iorio
Don Giovanni (Mozart) Cond. Mark Shanahan; Dir. Inga Levant; Des. Charles Edwards; Lighting Des. Giuseppe di Iorio
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour of both operas
1994
The Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach) Cond. Keith Darlington; Dir. Christopher Newell; Des. Jeannette Pritchard; Lighting Des. Paul J Need
La Bohème (Puccini) Cond. Anthony Hose; Dir. Julia Hollander; Des. Tahra Kharibian; Lighting Des. Paul J Need
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour of both operas
Awarded a Prudential Award for the Arts
1995
Rigoletto (Verdi) Cond. Keith Darlington; Dir. Christopher Newell; Des. Tahra Kharibian; Lighting Des. Paul J Need
L’Elisir d’Amore (Donizetti) Cond. Anthony Hose; Dir. John Ramster; Des. Peter McKintosh; Lighting Des. Paul J Need
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour of both operas
1996
Carmen (Bizet) Cond. Keith Darlington; Dir. Robert Chevara; Des. Katrina Lindsay; Lighting Des. Giuseppe di Iorio
Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) Cond. Anthony Hose; Dir. John Ramster; Des. Peter McKintosh; Lighting Des. Simon Mills
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour of The Marriage of Figaro
Second Prudential Award for the Arts
1997
Aida (Verdi) Cond. Keith Darlington; Dir. Stephen Medcalf; Des. Jamie Vartan; Lighting Des. Giuseppe di Iorio
Tosca (Puccini) Cond. Anthony Hose; Dir. Robin Tebbutt; Des. Alison Heffernan; Lighting Des. Giuseppe di Iorio
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour of Tosca
1998
Turandot (Puccini) Cond. Keith Darlington; Dir. Stephen Medcalf; Des. Conor Murphy; Lighting Des. Giuseppe di Iorio
The Magic Flute (Mozart) Cond. Cem Mansur; Dir. Christopher Newell; Set Des. John Wallbank; Costume Des. Rosa Diaz; Lighting Des. Robert Wallbank
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour of both operas
1999
Faust (Gounod) Keith Darlington; Dir. Stephen Medcalf; Des. Jamie Vartan; Lighting Des. Ian Sommerville
The Barber of Seville (Rossini) Cond. Cem Mansur/Keith Darlington; Dir. John Abulafia; Set Des. Agnes Treplin; Costume Des. Rosa Diaz; Lighting Des. Robert Wallbank
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour to 25 venues throughout England and Wales
2000
Madama Butterfly (Puccini) – revival of 1992 production
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour to 27 venues throughout England and Wales
2001
La Traviata (Verdi) Cond. Keith Darlington; Dir. Martin Lloyd-Evans; Des. Neil Irish; Lighting Des. Robert Wallbank
Così fan Tutte (Mozart) Cond. Mark Shanahan/Keith Darlington; Dir. Charles Edwards/Daniele Guerra; Des. Charles Edwards; Lighting Des. Charles Edwards/Robert Wallbank
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour of both operas to 24 venues throughout England and Wales
2002
La Cenerentola (Rossini) Cond. Keith Darlington; Dir. Christopher Newell; Des. Lucy Bevan; Lighting Des. Robert Wallbank
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour to 26 venues throughout England , Wales and Ireland
2003
Don Giovanni (Mozart) Cond. Keith Darlington; Dir. Stephen Medcalf; Des. Nicky Shaw; Lighting Des. Robert Wallbank
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour to 23 venues throughout England and Wales
2004
Rigoletto (Verdi) Cond. Keith Darlington; Dir. Martin Lloyd-Evans; Des. Neil Irish; Lighting Des. Robert Wallbank
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour to 21 venues throughout England and Wales
2005
Carmen (Bizet) Cond. Keith Darlington; Dir. Aidan Lang; Des. Jason Southgate; Lighting Des. Robert Wallbank
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour to 23 venues throughout England and Wales
2006
The Bartered Bride (Smetana) Cond. Keith Darlington; Dir. Stephen Medcalf; Des. Nicky Shaw; Lighting Des. Robert Wallbank
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour to 24 venues throughout England and Wales
2007
La Bohème (Puccini) Cond. Keith Darlington; Dir. Martin Lloyd-Evans; Des. Bridget Kimak; Lighting Des. Robert Wallbank
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour to 25 venues throughout England and Wales
2008
The Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach) Cond. Keith Darlington; Dir. Tim Hopkins; Des. Anthony Baker; Lighting Des. Robert Wallbank
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour to 24 venues throughout England and Wales
2009
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) Cond. Keith Darlington; Dir. Martin Lloyd-Evans; Des. Bridget Kimak; Lighting Des.Robert Wallbank
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour of 25 venues throughout England and Wales
2010
Falstaff (Verdi) Cond. Nicholas Cleobury; Dir. Martin Lloyd-Evans; Des. Bridget Kimak; Lighting Des. Colin Grenfell
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour of 22 venues throughout England and Wales
2011
Madam Butterfly (Puccini) Cond. Nicholas Cleobury; Dir. Stephen Barlow; Des. Yannis Thavoris; Lighting Des. Declan Randall
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour of 24 venues throughout England and Wales
2011
Noye’s Fludde (Britten) Cond. Nicholas Cleobury; Director Clare Williams.
Residencies and performances at Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
2012
Don Giovanni (Mozart) Cond. Nicholas Cleobury; Dir. Martin Lloyd-Evans; Des. Bridget Kimak; Lighting Des. Declan Randall
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour of 22 venues throughout England and Wales
2012
Noye’s Fludde (Britten) Cond. Mervyn Cousins/Nicholas Cleobury; Director Clare Williams.
Residencies and performances at Theatr Hafren, Newtown and Gwyn Hall, Neath.
2013
Albert Herring (Britten) Cond. Nicholas Cleobury; Dir. Michael Barker-Caven; Des. Adam Wiltshire; Lighting Des. Declan Randall
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour of 21 venues throughout England and Wales
2013
Noye’s Fludde (Britten) Cond. Oliver Gooch; Dir. Clare Williams.
Residency and performances at St Asaph Cathedral with North Wales International Music Festival
2014
Acis & Galatea (Handel) Cond. Nicholas Cleobury; Dir Annilese Miskimmon; Des. Nicky Shaw; Lighting Des. Declan Randall.
Co-production RWCMD, Richard Burton
Theatre Cardiff followed by a tour of 9 venues in England and Wales
Carmen (Bizet) Cond. Nicholas Cleobury; Dir Jonathan Miller; Des. Nicky Shaw: Lighting Des Declan Randall
Theatr Hafren, Newtown followed by a tour of 23 venues throughout England and Wales
2017
Semele (Handel) Cond.Nicholas Cleobury, Dir. Martin Constantine and Jonathan Lyness (Colwyn Bay and Brecon) Des. Grace Venning, Lighting Samuel Smith
Co-production RWCMD, Richard Burton Theatre and four theatres on tour.
The Magic Flute (Mozart) Cond. Jonathan Lyness, Dir. Richard Studer, Des. Richard Studer Lighting Declan Randall.
Theatr Hafren and four venues in Wales.
The Bear (Walton) Cond. Jonathan Lyness, Dir. Richard Studer, Des. Richard Studer
SmallStages production 16 venues.
2018
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky) Cond. Jonathan Lyness, Dir. Richard Studer, Des. Richard Studer lighting Dan Saggars.
Theatr Hafren and eight venues.
L’heure espagnole (Ravel) Cond. Jonathan Lyness, Dir. Richard Studer, Des. Richard Studer
SmallStages Production 16 venues