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Access Forum: Jo Verrent at Japan Room, Wales Millennium Centre

February 2, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Access Forum: Jo Verrent Thursday 2 February, 6-8pm Japan Room, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff For our next forum, we're welcoming a guest speaker, Jo Verrent, to talk to us about creating work, producing work, making work accessible, reaching new audiences... the list is potentially endless! There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion with Jo. The venue is fully accessible, and Sheryll Holley will be our Palantypist, providing remote live captioning throughout.If you have…See More
Jan 16
Michael McCarthy is attending Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish's event
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Mametz at Great Llancayo Upper Wood near Usk, Monmouthshire

June 24, 2014 at 6pm to July 5, 2014 at 7pm
This large-scale, site-specific production performed in an ancient woodland near Usk, Monmouthshire, will give audiences a vivid glimpse into life – and death – in the trenches and battlefields of the Somme.Inspired by Welsh writer Owen Sheers’ poem Mametz Wood, it will draw on written material by the poets who fought in or witnessed one of the war’s bloodiest conflicts - the Battle of Mametz Wood, in which 4,000 of the the 38th (Welsh) Division were killed or wounded. Among the soldiers who…See More
Jun 16, 2014
Michael McCarthy left a comment for Hannah
"Hi Thanks for getting in touch. The project will start in October and the composers will be recruited through Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. I will be back in touch but keep me posted. Michael "
Apr 23, 2014
Tracy Spottiswoode commented on Michael McCarthy's blog post Feeding the Future of Opera & Looking for Writers
"Hi Michael, I would love to take part in this. I have written for musical theatre in the past, for visual, experimental and 'straight' theatre, and have always wanted to try opera."
Apr 22, 2014
Othniel Smith commented on Michael McCarthy's blog post Feeding the Future of Opera & Looking for Writers
"Hi, Michael - I would also love to have a go at collaborating with a composer - follow this link for my cv etc."
Apr 19, 2014
Rowena Louise Bernice Scurlock commented on Michael McCarthy's blog post Feeding the Future of Opera & Looking for Writers
"Hello there my names Rowena and I'm also interested."
Apr 18, 2014
Ross Salvage commented on Michael McCarthy's blog post Feeding the Future of Opera & Looking for Writers
"Hi Michael, I'm a teacher, musician and writer living near Newport and would be interested in taking part. I have grade 8 trumpet and recently took a music arranging course at Cardiff University. I have also had a film script get to the last…"
Apr 17, 2014
Michael McCarthy posted a blog post

Feeding the Future of Opera & Looking for Writers

HiJust posted another blog on the Music Theatre Wales website presenting the impact our commissioning and artist development project Make an Aria, and how they are feeding into the future of opera.ALSO We will be looking for writers for the next Make an Aria in Cardiff after Easter for a project that should resultin some real performances! If you are a writer interested in collaborating with a composer to try out writing a bit of opera please get in touch with me. If you wnat to know how Make…See More
Apr 17, 2014
Michael McCarthy posted a blog post

Writers in Opera 2

See Michael McCarthy's latest blog at www.musictheatrewales.org.uk on their Make an Aria project for emerging composers and WRITERS.The latest outing of Make an Aria was hosted by the Music Faculty at the University of Oxford. We had some great participants and an excellent masterclass.For all you writers out there - don't forget that opera is also a vital, exciting and important outlet for dramatic writers and we need you - in collaboration…See More
Mar 12, 2014
Michael McCarthy is attending Rachel Kinchin's event
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Tom: A Story of Tom Jones at Pontypridd, Carmarthen, Rhyl, Neath and UK tour

March 6, 2014 at 7:30pm to April 12, 2014 at 10pm
This brand new production, with live rock ‘n’ roll music, tells the story of the early years of Tom Jones before he became an International megastar, growing up in the South Wales Valleys, touring the pubs and clubs, perfecting his craft as one of the world’s most celebrated entertainers.Written by Mike James and with the rock ‘n’ roll music of the 1950’s, this inspirational tale of incredible self-belief and determination is the story of an ordinary man - with an extraordinary talent. See More
Mar 6, 2014
Mabel Helen Perry left a comment for Michael McCarthy
"Hello, Am mabel, I really want to have a good friendship with you. i have something special i want to discuses with you. You can get back to me, directly to my e-mail. (mabelwiltom99@yahoo.in"
Feb 1, 2014
Michael McCarthy posted a blog post

Moments of Madness

Thank you to all those who managed to get to see The Killing Flower. The audience comments were fantastic! You can see them and Michael McCarthy's new blog on the Music Theatre Wales website www.musictheatrewales.org.uk which reflects on a momentous year for the company framed by two occasions when the director had to step over the line and join the performers. Not for the faint-hearted!See More
Dec 14, 2013
Michael McCarthy posted an event
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The Killing Flower at Swansea Grand

November 26, 2013 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
An extraordinary whispered opera where the audience sits inside the set, designed by Simon Banham. One performance remaining. 5* reviews.www.musictheatrewales.org.ukSee More
Nov 22, 2013
polly graham commented on Michael McCarthy's blog post The Killing Flower
"looking forward to it Michael!"
Nov 19, 2013
A blog post by Michael McCarthy was featured

The Killing Flower

Music Theatre Wales is currently receiving astonishing reviews for our latest production – THE KILLING FLOWER by Salvatore Sciarrino. I think this is an exceptional work, staged in a way that should appeal to NTW audiences, so I wanted to write about it here. Why?It’s based on the highly charged story of composer-cum-murderer GesualdoThe audience sits inside Simon Banham’s design (he also designed The Persians and Coriolan/us), right alongside the singers and musicians. This is intimate,…See More
Nov 18, 2013
Michael McCarthy posted a blog post

The Killing Flower

Music Theatre Wales is currently receiving astonishing reviews for our latest production – THE KILLING FLOWER by Salvatore Sciarrino. I think this is an exceptional work, staged in a way that should appeal to NTW audiences, so I wanted to write about it here. Why?It’s based on the highly charged story of composer-cum-murderer GesualdoThe audience sits inside Simon Banham’s design (he also designed The Persians and Coriolan/us), right alongside the singers and musicians. This is intimate,…See More
Nov 18, 2013

Profile Information

What I do:
Joint Artistic Director, Music Theatre Wales
A little more about me:
Specialising in new opera, working with compsoers and writers. I have worked on over 100 new operatic/music theatre pieces.
Location:
Cardiff
Projects I’m working on:
The Killing Flower
The Trial - Philip Glass, Christopher Hampton and Kafka
Personal Website/CV:
http://www.musictheatrewales.org.uk

Michael McCarthy's Blog

Feeding the Future of Opera & Looking for Writers

Hi

Just posted another blog on the Music Theatre Wales website presenting the impact our commissioning and artist development project Make an Aria, and how they are feeding into the future of opera.

ALSO We will be looking for writers for the next Make an Aria in Cardiff after Easter for a project that should resultin some real performances! 

If you are a writer interested in collaborating with a composer to try out writing a bit of opera please get in touch with me. If…

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Posted on April 17, 2014 at 15:48 — 4 Comments

Writers in Opera 2

See Michael McCarthy's latest blog at www.musictheatrewales.org.uk on their Make an Aria project for emerging composers and WRITERS.

The latest outing of Make an Aria was hosted by the Music Faculty at the University of Oxford. We had some great participants and an excellent masterclass.

For all you writers out there - don't forget that opera is also a vital, exciting and important outlet for dramatic writers and we need you -…

Continue

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 15:09

Moments of Madness

Thank you to all those who managed to get to see The Killing Flower. The audience comments were fantastic! You can see them and Michael McCarthy's new blog on the Music Theatre Wales website www.musictheatrewales.org.uk which reflects on a momentous year for the company framed by two occasions when the director had to step over the line and join the performers. Not for the faint-hearted!

Posted on December 14, 2013 at 10:44

The Killing Flower

Music Theatre Wales is currently receiving astonishing reviews for our latest production – THE KILLING FLOWER by Salvatore Sciarrino. I think this is an exceptional work, staged in a way that should appeal to NTW audiences, so I wanted to write about it here. Why?

  • It’s based on the highly charged story of composer-cum-murderer Gesualdo
  • The audience sits inside Simon Banham’s design (he also designed The Persians and Coriolan/us), right alongside the…
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Posted on November 18, 2013 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

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At 13:36 on February 1, 2014, Mabel Helen Perry said…



Hello, Am mabel, I really want to have a good friendship with you. i have something special i want to discuses with you. You can get back to me, directly to my e-mail. (mabelwiltom99@yahoo.in

 
 
 

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