Michael McCarthy's Blog (4)

Feeding the Future of Opera & Looking for Writers


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…


Added by Michael McCarthy on April 17, 2014 at 4:48 — 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 -…


Added by Michael McCarthy on March 12, 2014 at 4:09 — No Comments

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!

Added by Michael McCarthy on December 13, 2013 at 23:44 — No Comments

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…

Added by Michael McCarthy on November 18, 2013 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

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