10/11/2017 - 25/11/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ensemble Cymru are delighted to be working with OPRA Cymru on the world premiere of this brand new opera…
Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd
Opera by Gareth Glyn and Mererid Hopwood
Based on the novel by Islwyn Ffowc Elis
Islwyn Ffowc Elis’ vision of the future of his homeland – part utopian, part dystopian – is now realized on the operatic stage in a thrilling version by Wales’ foremost creative artists, composer Gareth Glyn and poet Mererid Hopwood.
On the 60th anniversary of the novel’s publication, the world’s only Welsh-language opera company brings together a stellar cast of native singers to breathe musical life into this famous cautionary tale of love, loss, community and belonging.
The opera is written in Welsh, but thanks to the Sibrwd mobile phone app., performances will be wholly accessible for non-Welsh speakers.
The opera is presented with the kind permission of the Islwyn Ffowc Elis Estate and Gwasg Gomer.
10 & 11 November 2017 – Pontio, Bangor
14 November 2017 – Stiwt Theatre, Wrexham
16 November 2017 – The Hafren, Newtown
17 November 2017 – Aberystwyth Arts Centre
21 November 2017 – Memo Arts Centre, Barry
23 November 2017 – Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea
25 November 2017 – Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli
Cast and Creatives include:
Gwawr Edwards, Sian Meinir, Euros Campbell, Sion Goronwy, Robyn Lyn Evans;
Eleri Gwilym, Ilar Rees Davies, Gethin Lewis, Seimon Menai; Corws Ysgol Glanaethwy
Conductor, Iwan Teifion Davies
Director, Patrick Young
Designer, Lois Prys
Lighting Designer, Gwion Llwyd