Gala Concert 2020
digital version

Friends of Mid Wales Opera ~ Gala 2020

Our Friends of Mid Wales Opera Gala concerts at Gregynog Hall are usually a highlight of our summer, a chance to gather with our Friends and enjoy magical music, picnics and prosecco in a stunning historic setting.

While our 2020 summer concert was cancelled because of the pandemic, we were able to create a digital version filmed last August, swapping Gregynog’s Music Room for the Presteigne’s Assembly Rooms and Judge’s Lodging.

We have been sharing the digital version of our Gala with MWO’s Friends in three installments and are delighted to now make it more publicly available. We hope you enjoy the varied programme put together by Charlotte Forrest, who would normally host our Gregynog concert, with performances by Fflur Wyn (soprano) and Robyn Lyn Evans (tenor).

Filmed at Presteigne Assembly Rooms and the Judge’s Lodging on 15 August 2020

  • Music Director – Charlotte Forrest
  • Film Director – Richard Studer
  • Film Editor – Bridget Wallbank

With thanks:

Translight, Mid Border Arts, The Judge’s Lodging, Cynthia Preston-Jones and Aled Hall Photography.

Part 1:

 

Giuseppe Verdi, La Traviata, Brindisi – Fflur Wyn & Robyn Lyn Evans

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, Dies Bildnis – Robyn Lyn Evans

Johann Strauss II, Die Fledermaus, The Laughing Song – Fflur Wyn

 


 

Part 2:

 

Franz Lehàr, The Merry Widow, Lippen Schweigen – Fflur Wyn & Robyn Lyn Evans

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Louise, Depuis le jour – Fflur Wyn

Gaetano Donizetti, La Fille du Régiment, Ah! mes amis – Robyn Lyn Evans

 


 

Part 3:

 

Victor Herbert, Mlle. Modiste, Kiss me Again – Fflur Wyn

William Davies, O! Na byddai’n Haf o hyd – Robyn Lyn Evans

Johann Strauss II, Die Fledermaus, Champagne Trio – Fflur Wyn & Robyn Lyn Evans

Richard Strauss, Morgen! – Fflur Wyn

 


 

Performers

Charlotte Forrest

Music Director/pianist

Fflur Wyn

soprano