Firstly Mid Wales Opera will return to St Davids Cathedral Festival on Thursday 28 May with singers Helen Sherman, Timothy Connor and Sara Lian Owen; under the baton of Artistic Director Nicholas Cleobury. Mid Wales Opera Chamber Orchestra will accompany the singers in popular operatic favourites from Mozart, Rossini and Beaumarchais in a concert aptly called “Figaro & Friends”.
Following on from the visit to South-West Wales MWO will return to Mid Wales for its annual Opera Gala organised by the Friends of MWO at Gregynog on Sunday 19 July. Recent Young Artist alumni will present an evening of operatic delights accompanied by the fabulous pianist Charlotte Forrest. The intimate setting of the Music Room, converted in the early part of the 20th century by the Davies Sisters whose patronage of the arts and music extends even to the present day, and the Grade 1 listed grounds, where picnics may be eaten int he long interval make this a special evening every year.
Later in the year Mid Wales Opera will present a concert with their own acclaimed Chamber orchestra at its home base Hafren in Newtown on Saturday 19 September.
Long term, MWO has an ambitious programme of events including another collaboration with the Royal Welsh College and a touring programme in both England and Wales rooted in strong community engagement.