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image for Opera item typeThe Bear at Theatr Twm o'r Nant

Opera, Wed 8 Nov 2017, £10


Mid Wales Opera's ‘Small-Stages’ delivers a whole new concept in opera, presenting its first ever micro-chamber performances with a brand new version of this twentieth century one-act comedy classic.

Composed in 1967 and based on Anton Chekhov’s play of the same name, The Bear tells the tale of the widow, Mme Popova, unendingly mourning the death of her husband until the arrival of the rough-hewn yet charismatic land agent, Smirnov (the “bear” of the title) demanding payment of debts. Passions run high and their sparring culminates in a duel during which the two appear to have fallen unexpectedly in love.

Full of entertainment, comedy, parody and great tunes, and lasting one hour, The Bear is directed and designed by MWO’s Artistic Director Richard Studer and performed by three singers and five musicians with no conductor, in a new chamber arrangement by MWO’s Music Director Jonathan Lyness.

After the interval, join the cast, musicians and directors of MWO for an informal reimagining of Pushkin’s great party scene from Eugene Onegin and its 'entertainments'. Tatyana's Party Pieces is a mix of music, poetry and prose, some familiar, some less so as a prelude to MWO’s performances of Tchaikovsky's great opera Eugene Onegin, touring in spring 2018.

A brilliant introduction for audiences new to opera and a fabulous opportunity for all music lovers to hear Walton’s classic comedy in its fiftieth anniversary year, this pilot ‘Small-Stages’ tour is designed to have the widest possible appeal and to fulfil MWO’s mission for keeping opera live and local across rural Wales.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 8 Nov 2017 19:30


Ticket Price: £10.00.

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 20 Oct Mwgsi
Wed 8 Nov The Bear



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Plan route to Theatr Twm o'r Nant using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 056664  Lat: 53.18662 Long: -3.41310

Travelling into Denbigh from the north on the A525, take the A543 for the town centre, bear right at traffic lights (again signed for town centre) and first right (signed for police station); Theatr Twm o'r Nant will be on your left.

Accessible by Public Transport: 11 miles from Rhyl station