Mid Wales Opera - Newtown
27 January 2020

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Mrs Peachum's Guide to Love & Marriage

Mid Wales Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Cheeky Beggar's Opera rewrite
30 Nov 19 / The Guardian
Tosca

Mid Wales Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Dramatic intensity and intimacy in Mid Wales Opera’s Tosca at Newport
3 Apr 19 / Seen and Heard
Mid Wales Opera’s Tosca drew a full and appreciative audience to Theatre Clwyd Mold
28 Mar 19 / Seen and Heard
L'Heure Espagnole

Mid Wales Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Unavoidable necessity of orchestral reduction hampers MWO’s lively L’heure espagnole
20 Nov 18 / Seen and Heard
Ravel’s music exudes out of the instruments, with interesting chromatic perfumes, ticking percussion and wispy rhythms
20 Nov 18 / South Wales Argus
Comic fervour
15 Nov 18 / The Stage
Eugene Onegin

Mid Wales Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Slavs to love
17 Apr 18 / The Critics' Circle
Richard Studer’s directing of this touring is unfussy and does not over stress on having fancy dancing and lavish sets
22 Mar 18 / South Wales Argus
Mid-Wales Opera’s attractive and intimate Eugene Onegin
21 Mar 18 / Seen and Heard
Mid Wales Opera bring clarity and sass
21 Mar 18 / The Guardian
Mid Wales Opera's Eugene Onegin is a sterling effort
26 Feb 18 / Telegraph
The Bear

Mid Wales Opera


No. of reviews: 2

A piquantly satirical, reduced-orchestra version of Walton by Mid Wales Opera
8 Nov 17 / The Stage
High spirits and fierce winds fuel Chekhov's duelling lovers
8 Nov 17 / The Guardian
Die Zauberflöte

Mid Wales Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A thoroughly entertaining shot of Mozartian optimism
23 Feb 17 / The Spectator
Semele

Mid Wales Opera


No. of reviews: 3

A witty and intelligent production finds contemporary relevance in Semele
16 Feb 17 / Seen and Heard
A cautionary tale for the social media age
15 Feb 17 / Independent
Selfies, sexploitation and vaping drag Handel into the presen
14 Feb 17 / The Guardian
Carmen

Mid Wales Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Best result in this cash-strapped enterprise is the tiny chorus
21 Oct 14 / The Birmingham Post
Jonathan Miller's stripped-back staging is well sung but fails to catch fire
15 Sep 14 / What's on Stage
Mixed fortunes in Mid Wales Opera’s Carmen
15 Sep 14 / Seen and Heard
Mid Wales opera rethink Bizet
5 Sep 14 / The Guardian
Jonathan Miller's production has no sexual electricity
5 Sep 14 / Telegraph
Rory Bremner translates Carmen
Rory Bremner teams up with Welsh opera company to make a good impression for 25th anniversary.
Acis e Galatea

Mid Wales Opera


No. of reviews: 5

The production radiates joyful freshness, total commitment, and generous sharing of skills
12 Feb 14 / The Birmingham Post
Charm and grace abound in Mid-Wales Opera’s Acis and Galatea
11 Feb 14 / Seen and Heard
Mid Wales Opera is celebrating its 25th anniversary with Acis and Galatea
1 Feb 14 / The Arts Desk
Wittily choreographed to Handel's lilting rhythms, this pastoral opera is a happy collaboration between musical groups
1 Feb 14 / The Guardian
A fresh and charming production of Handel’s Acis and Galatea
1 Feb 14 / Wales Online
Albert Herring

Mid Wales Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A freshly imagined production of Britten's opera that is both bracing and fun
17 Sep 13 / Telegraph
Don Giovanni

Mid Wales Opera


No. of reviews: 3

A gritty Don Giovanni for the 21st century
6 Oct 12 / Seen and Heard
This is another MWO show demonstrating the highest production values
28 Sep 12 / South Wales Argus
If only the company hadn't gone for the sleazy option
12 Sep 12 / The Guardian
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Rory Bremner translates Carmen
Rory Bremner teams up with Welsh opera company to make a good impression for 25th anniversary.
5 Sep 2014 / Wales Online