Mid Wales Opera

Mid Wales Opera

Charity information

Mid Wales Opera

Mid Wales Opera has at its core a belief in bringing the very best live opera in high quality professional productions to to small and medium scale venues across Wales and England.

Founded 1988

  • Mission statement

    Mid Wales Opera's mission is to bring opera of the highest standards to places which otherwise do not have access to it, thus reaching new audiences of all ages and enhancing the accessibility of live opera performance to those who already love it; and to offer opportunities to professional singers early in their career to master major roles, working from the base of Mid Wales.

    We tour annually with a newly commissioned production of a work from the mainstream opera repertoire, sung in English to ensure immediacy and accessibility in performance. We use a well established ensemble of 10 orchestral players and a similar number of professional singers conducted by our musical and artistic director Nicholas Cleobury.

    The Company enjoys a strong reputation in the field of touring opera at the medium scale. We are currently developing our work with Young Artists through a newly launched Young Artists Programme, and we are investing in building partnerships to increase our education and outreach work.

  • Aims

    Mid Wales Opera aims to:

    • To stage high quality productions in smaller venues across Wales and England where professional live opera is rarely shown, thus reaching audiences who would not otherwise be able to experience it.
    • To play a part in sustaining a vibrant culture of live opera performance across the UK by offering invaluable training and career development opportunities to young artists specialising in opera.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1988

    Registered Charity Number: 1043391

    Board members: 8

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 12

    Phone number: 01686 441027

    Address: MWOBryn WganTrefeglwysCaersws SY17 5QU

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