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One of Shakespeare's Greatest Plays Comes to the Torch Theatre

Touring Wales throughout March, Mid Wales Opera presents its first-ever production of Verdi’s Macbeth as the culmination of its Shakespeare Season. Visiting the Torch Theatre on Thursday 21 March, audience members will experience one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays and one of Verdi’s greatest operas of tragedy, ambition and supernatural intrigue.

Experience a gripping tale of power, manipulation, and tragic descent as Macbeth, a valiant general, succumbs to his wife's persuasion, leading to a ruthless quest for the Scottish throne. Verdi's magnificent score, with its sweeping melodies and intricate harmonies, propels the psychologically thrilling narrative, whilst Act 4 introduces a modern twist with the haunting chorus of refugees.

Sung in English, accompanied by Ensemble Cymru and with a large cast, supplemented by community choruses, Mid Wales Opera is eagerly looking forward to be bringing this production to the Torch. 

The opera features a huge cast of 17 professional singers, led by Canadian baritone Jean-Kristof Bouton as Macbeth, Welsh soprano Mari Wyn Williams as the demonic Lady Macbeth, Welsh tenor Robyn Lyn Evans as Macduff and Welsh bass baritone Emyr Wyn Jones as Banquo. As always, MWO are joined in the pit by the fabulous Ensemble Cymru, performing conductor Jonathan Lyness’s newly created orchestration of the opera.

Music Director and Conductor Jonathan Lyness expresses his enthusiasm for bringing Verdi's Macbeth to the MainStages Tour.

He said: “Of Verdi’s three Shakespearean operas, Macbeth is the one that I believe will seriously resonate with all of our audiences today, with its extraordinarily powerful and stirring music and for the remarkably contemporary themes that pervade this timeless drama surrounding a military general’s existential greed for power.”

Verdi’s Macbeth by Mid Wales Opera will be performed at the Torch Theatre on Thursday 21 March at 7.30pm. Ticket prices: Full £23. Concessions: £21 / Students and U21: £9. For tickets phone the Box Office on 01646 695267 or click here


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