Mid-Wales Opera to Take ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ on Tour

By David Salazar
(Credit: Image provided by Mid-Wales Opera)

Mid-Wales Opera is set to present a tour of “The Marriage of Figaro” starting on Feb. 29, 2020 in Hafren, Newtown. 

The tour will take the company through Brecon, Mold, Bangor, and Newport, among other locations for a grand total of nine performances between Feb. 29 and March 28, 2020. 

The Mozart and Da Ponte opera will star soprano Galina Averina as Susanna with Harry Thatcher as Figaro, Benjamin Bevan as Almaviva, and Jana Holesworth as the Countess. Finally, Olivia Gomez will take on the role of Cherubino.  

The production will be conducted by Music Director Jonathan Lyness.

“If someone said to me ‘I’d like to see just one opera in my entire lifetime – which should it be?’ I’d probably dither for around 5 seconds and then say Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro,’” Lyness stated in a press release. “It’s true – other operas may be more romantic, or funnier, or longer, or shorter; have bigger orchestras, and gutsier heroes; have more death and destruction or else a healthier dose of good old-fashioned opera histrionics.”