Music Theatre Wales

Music Theatre Wales

Charity information

Music Theatre Wales

Music Theatre Wales has a 25-year track-record of achievement. We tour contemporary opera across the UK and commission and support the development of opera composers.

Founded 1988

  • Mission statement

    Music Theatre Wales is the national contemporary opera company for Wales and creates the most exciting new opera in the UK. By commissioning outstanding composers and writers, developing the opera creators of the future and presenting works by the world’s most important contemporary composers, we deliver new opera to audiences across Wales, the UK and internationally.

    We place absolute priority on the selection and creation of repertoire. We aim to commission new work from the most outstanding composers working in opera today, to support the development of major new talent and invest in the future of opera. We also continue to research and select operas from the recent past which are shining examples of the genre and which have either rarely or most usually never been seen before in Wales and the UK. Through our work we aim to stimulate amongst audiences an appetite for the new and a willingness to try the unfamiliar. We programme diverse and high quality repertoire and deliver it with panache and clarity for the benefit of audiences and artists.

    Above all, we aim to select repertoire that is:

    o of outstanding quality
    o is striking in its originality
    o is unique within Wales and the UK
    o is widely accessible
    o ensures that audiences have the opportunity to expand their musical and operatic knowledge and enjoyment and develop a taste for the new and unexpected

  • Aims

    Music Theatre Wales aims to:

    • Music Theatre Wales aims to: •present new opera of the highest quality to audiences across the UK and internationally
    • to establish MTW as one of the world’s most valued contemporary opera companies
    • to commission new work from the world’s best composers, develop the participation in opera of established and innovative artists from Wales and beyond, and nurture emerging talent from within Wales
  • Overview

    Established: August 1988

    Registered Charity Number: 1039757

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 2

    Phone number: 029 2049 8471

    Address: Pascoe House 54 Bute Street Cardiff CF10 5AF

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