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Mid Wales Opera has been producing high quality opera since 1988. Since 2000 it has concentrated on touring a fully-staged opera with principals and a small ensemble, accompanied by the Mid Wales Opera Chamber Orchestra. Its mission is to take opera to its audience, wherever a suitable venue exists and its productions regularly receive critical and public acclaim.

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 and 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

2014    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

2015 FIGARO AND FRIENDS- ST DAVIDS CATHEDRAL FESTIVAL
2015 FIGARO AND FRIENDS - A CELEBRATION OF OPERA
2014 CARMEN
2013 ALBERT HERRING
2013 ACIS & GALATEA
2012 DON GIOVANNI
2011 MADAM BUTTERFLY

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Mid Wales Opera’s work in 2016/17 is supported by: Arts Council Wales, Powys County Council,  The Gwendoline and Margaret Davies Charity, Colwinston Charitable Trust, Control Techniques Ltd, John Lewis Chairman’s Fund, Millichope Foundation, The Oakdale Trust, The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Idlewild Trust, Foyle Foundation, The Ashley Family Foundation and The Friends of Mid Wales Opera.

We are also extremely grateful for the support of our Patrons and Benefactors:  Mrs Sioned Bowen, Mrs A Brodbelt, Dr & Mrs JS Drury, Mr David John & Lady Hunt, Dr Hywel Parry-Smith, Sheppard Davies Asset Management Ltd, Professor Simon Smail CBE, Peter Stokes & Margaret Clennett, Mr Gareth Williams, and our anonymous donors.

 

 

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