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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 -…

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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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