Opera singers from all over the world come to Oswestry for the performance of Madame Butterfly


MADAME BUTTERFLY: Members of the North Wales Opera Studio will perform at the Holroyd Community Theater

International opera singers will head to a community theater for a special performance of Madame Butterfly.

Members of the North Wales Opera Studio, led by critically acclaimed local opera singer, Anne Williams-King, will perform Madame Butterfly at the Holroyd Community Theater in Weston Rhyn.

Anne has performed at some of the world’s most impressive opera houses including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the famous Glyndebourne.

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Rehearsals are in full swing for the company’s production, led by Ms Williams-King and fellow international opera singer, David Bartleet.

Ms Williams-King said: ‘I’m really encouraged by what we’ve done so far. This group of singers have the most extraordinary voices and a natural ability to tell a story – which is so important in opera. The singers have traveled the world to get here; we have artists from China, Greece, India, Spain, Italy and of course Wales.

“If you haven’t been to the opera recently, or ever before, I can’t recommend this one highly enough. The music is just magnificent, the costumes are brilliant and we are in the most beautiful of settings. You will have a great night.

LIVE SHOW: The cast during rehearsals

This production will be accompanied by live instruments and conducted by seasoned maestro, Peter Crockford. Like the directors of the production, Mr. Crockford has extensive experience ranging from conducting at the BBC, Glyndebourne and Welsh National Opera.

Speaking of the music, conductor M. Crockford said: “The understanding and humanity that Pucuni manages to create in this opera is incredible. Audiences will get the glory and tragedy of history through music, no doubt.

Madame Butterfly is one of opera’s most enduring tales of unrequited love. Puccini’s poignant score follows the tragic story of Cio Cio San, a young Japanese girl who falls in love with American naval officer Pinkerton, with devastating consequences.

The production will run until Saturday September 10 at the Holroyd Community Theatre, Weston Rhyn near Oswestry, Shropshire.

To book your tickets, click here or call the box office on 01691 776069.

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