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Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd

Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio
Friday 10 November 2017, 19:30–21:30

OPRA Cymru in partnership with Pontio and Bangor University

Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd

Friday, 10 November, 7.30pm – WORLD PREMIÈRE
Saturday, 11 November, 7.30pm
Theatr Bryn Terfel
£15/£7.50 students and under 18s

Opera by Gareth Glyn and Mererid Hopwood
Based on the novel by Islwyn Ffowc Elis 

In a productive year for opera in the Welsh Language, 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 chaired poet Mererid Hopwood.

On the 60 th anniversary of the novel’s publication, the world’s only Welshlanguage 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.

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 E. Llwyd

The opera is written predominantly 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. 

Pre-show talk 
Friday 10 November 6.15pm, Studio
Chaired by Elen ap Robert, Pontio Artistic Director, in the company of the opera’s librettist Mererid Hopwood and composer Gareth Glyn.
FREE but booking required due to limited capacity.