Mid Wales Opera Canolbarth Cymru
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.
Alongside our core touring activity, Mid Wales Opera develops and runs training, outreach and education projects: all with the twin aims of introducing more people of all ages to opera and of providing training and development opportunities for young professionals working in opera.
Noye's Fludde is a Wales-wide, large scale community opera programme which we have been touring since October 2011. At its core is Benjamin Britten’s wonderful opera based on the story of Noah's Ark: in our production the story is brought bang up-to-date with environmental issues at its heart.