Thursday 4th May at 7.30pm
Tickets - £17, concessions - £15
Mozart's The Magic Flute owes more than a nodding debt to the art of pantomime, a surreal world of heroes and villains, myth and magic : high drama, high art, high notes and high camp mix in a blaze of colour, comedy and puppetry as we enter the ever inventive battleground of Mozart's imagination where the forces of good pursue victory over the evil Queen of the night.
The widely anticipated first production by MWO’s new artistic team - director/designer Richard Studer and conductor Jonathan Lyness - launches a new era promising to astonish audiences, both young and old.
New to opera? Ever wondered what to expect? Take a look at our notes that give you lots more info and video clips to give you a good idea...
If you would like to find out more information about the storyline and the style of direction, you can also read the Director's Notes here...
Sunday 2nd July at 4.30pm
Tickets - £5
Discover the Legends of Newport in this epic afternoon of opera!
Operasonic bring together pupils from St Michael’s RC Primary School, Clytha Primary School, St Woolos Primary School and members of the Maindee community to perform the Newport Legends Operas.
Framed by a range of Newport stories set to music by composer Errollyn Wallen, they are performed by professional opera singers. Accompanied by an ensemble of players conducted by Helen Woods, this performance is the culmination of 9 months of creative workshops in which our participants have created the operas themselves working with a team of composers and directors.
Operasonic is passionate about putting participation at the heart of opera!
For more information visit - www.operasonic.co.uk/newport-legends