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Mid Wales Opera – Pagliacci

October 25 @ 19:30

Mid Wales Opera - Pagliacci

Pagliacci / Clowns

Mid Wales Opera are back on tour this autumn with Leoncavallo’s legendary operatic thriller ‘Pagliacci’, or ‘Clowns’. Canio, the leader of a touring troupe of comedy actors, discovers that his wife Nedda is having an affair with one of the other performers. But before finding out who it is, he must go on stage and perform the role of… a despairing husband whose wife is having an affair. The performance culminates with the terrifying blurring of reality between stage and real life witnessed by a terrified audience. Packed with sensational music, Pagliacci retains its cult status as the ultimate operatic ‘play-within-a-play’.

MWO’s new production features a cast of 5 singers and 5 musicians, with a new English translation by Richard Studer, and a new chamber arrangement by Jonathan Lyness. As previously with SmallStages, the opera forms just the first half of the evening. The second half will feature a newly created cabaret of popular and entertaining musical items featuring all singers and musicians for audiences to revel in and enjoy.

Music and Libretto: Ruggero Leoncavallo

English Translation: Richard Studer

Chamber Arrangement: Jonathan Lyness

Director/Designer: Richard Studer

Music Director: Jonathan Lyness

First half 55 mins

Second half 40 mins

Pagliacci / Clowns

Mae Opera Canolbarth Cymru yn ôl ar daith yn yr hydref eleni gydag opera ias a chyffro enwog Leoncavallo ‘Pagliacci’, neu ‘Clowns '. Mae Canio, arweinydd grŵp teithiol o actorion comedi, yn darganfod bod ei wraig Nedda yn cael perthynas gydag un o'r perfformwyr eraill. Ond cyn darganfod pa berfformiwr, rhaid iddo fynd ar y llwyfan a chwarae rhan… gŵr anobeithiol y mae ei wraig yn twyllo arno. Daw'r perfformiad i ben gyda'r realiti'n cael ei gymylu'n frawychus nes bod y llinell rhwng y perfformiad llwyfan a bywyd go iawn yn aneglur ac yn dychryn y gynulleidfa sy'n gwylio. Mae Pagliacci, sy’n llawn cerddoriaeth syfrdanol, yn dal gafael yn ei statws cwlt fel y 'ddrama-o-fewn-drama‘ operatig eithaf.

Mae cynhyrchiad newydd Opera Canolbarth Cymru yn cynnwys cast o 5 canwr a 5 cerddor, gyda chyfieithiad Saesneg newydd gan Richard Studer, a threfniant siambr newydd gan Jonathan Lyness. Fel gyda LlwyfannauLlai, bydd yr opera yn digwydd yn hanner cyntaf y noson yn unig. Bydd yr ail hanner yn cynnwys cabaret newydd o eitemau cerddorol poblogaidd a difyr sy'n cynnwys yr holl gantorion a'r cerddorion i'r gynulleidfa gael noson i’w chofio.

Cerddoriaeth a Libretto: Ruggero Leoncavallo

Cyfieithiad Saesneg: Richard Studer

Trefniant Siambr: Jonathan Lyness

Cyfarwyddwr/Cynllunydd: Richard Studer

Cyfarwyddwr Cerdd: Jonathan Lyness

Hanner cyntaf 55 mun

Ail hanner 40 munud

Dinner and a Show!

Bill's Kitchen, within Ludlow Assembly Rooms, is now offering a 2-course meal before the show for only £15 (if booked 24 hours in advance). Book your table directly with Bill's Kitchen and come along any time after 5.30pm to eat before the show starts – the earlier you come the bigger the menu selection. Please note that due to the popularity of these events you may be invited to share a table with other diners on the night.

For information about the meals, please contact Bill’s Kitchen directly on 01584 877956 or please book via theBill's Kitchen meal-deal booking page


October 25
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