Mid Wales Opera’s Bear is coming to Cwmbran and Ammanford

November 28, 2017 by

Mid Wales Opera is enjoying great success with audiences on its tour of a brand new version of William Walton’s hilarious one-act comedy classic featuring three singers and five musicians.

The next performance is at Ammanford Miners’ Theatre on November 30. Its beautiful auditorium is a real classic of its kind and just right for The Bear.

The Bear then moves to The Congress Theatre, Cwmbran on December 1 before its final sell out performance in Presteigne on December 3. This is also the chance to discover The Congress in Cwmbran – one of South Wales’ hidden secret theatre, located in the middle of “Cwmbran Shopping” just a short drive from Cardiff and Newport.

Composed in 1967 and based on Anton Chekhov’s play of the same name, The Bear tells the tale of the widow, Mme Popova, interrupted from her constant mourning by the arrival of the rough-hewn debt collector Smirnov (the “bear” of the title). Passions run high and their sparring culminates in a duel – and an unexpected romance.

After the performance of The Bear and an interval at  both venues there is also a taster for Mid Wales Opera’s next work, Eugene Onegin.  Tatyana’s Party Pieces is a light-hearted take on the birthday party scene from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and a taster of MWO’s Spring 2018 Main Stage tour.


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