Experience opera like never before with MWO SmallStages as we present a brand new version of William Walton’s hilarious one-act comedy classic featuring three singers and five musicians.
For those who don’t already know and love The Coliseum, prepare for a real treat! Built as a theatre in 1904-5 by David Phillips, it was the venue for at least 5,000 events including Eisteddfodau and political meetings. It became a cinema in the early 1930s and was run by Harry Gale and his wife Olive. He chose the motto ‘Amusement without vulgarity’. Now part of Ceredigion Museum and ideal for The Bear!
After the interval join us for Tatyana’s Party Pieces, a light hearted take on the birthday party scene from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and a taster of MWO’s Spring 2018 Main Stage tour. These performances are part of Wales’ R17 commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution and are performed by arrangement with Oxford University Press.
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 pilot SmallStages tour is designed to have the widest possible appeal and to fulfil MWO’s mission for keeping opera live and local across rural Wales.