The people of Montgomery and surrounding towns and villages are being invited to an afternoon and evening of carols and Christmas treats with Mid Wales Opera on Sunday, December 9.
Founded in 1988, Mid Wales Opera has established itself as one of the foremost British touring opera companies. Recipient of various national awards, including two Prudential Opera Awards for “excellence, creativity, innovation and accessibility”, Mid Wales Opera’s productions have now been performed in over eighty venues in Great Britain and Ireland.
Full scale productions of major operas such as Turandot, Aida, Carmen and Madama Butterfly have included international soloists from Covent Garden and the English, Welsh and Scottish National Opera companies. The specially adapted touring productions of more intimate operas have proved immensely popular in an ever increasing number of venues. MWO now tours to a wider range of theatres than any other opera company in Great Britain, from the elegant Opera House at Buxton to the intimate theatre at Pontardawe. The Company receives enthusiastic receptions at all venues and its annual visit is eagerly anticipated by opera-lovers throughout the country.
Singers are invited from 2pm, as music director Jonathan Lyness leads a rehearsal of new choral pieces as well as traditional favourites for performance that evening in the magnificent setting of Montgomery’s historic St Nicholas Church.
The evening concert starts at 6pm with readings, carols, music on a Christmas theme and mulled wine and mince pies.
The concert is a fundraising event hosted by The Friends of Mid Wales Opera to support their community and education work, including a week’s residency in Montgomery Primary School in June, 2018 when directors Lyness and Richard Studer will be working with children to create an opera of their own from scratch.
Tickets for both the rehearsal and concert cost £10 or £6 for the concert only. Call Tel: 01686 614563 to reserve a place or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or for more information please visit: www.midwalesopera.co.uk