19 October 2011
Aberystwyth Arts Centre is a partner in a new interpretation of the much loved story of Noah's Ark in a ground-breaking project involving more than a thousand young people across Wales. Mid Wales Opera has joined with 5 venues across Wales to present a dynamic new production of Benjamin Britten's opera Noye's Fludde with the words taken from the medieval Chester mystery play.
This is a lively, witty and relevant take on a familiar story involving hundreds of young actors, singers, instrumentalists and dancers from Aberystwyth, who will work alongside Mid Wales Opera's professional orchestra and principal singers, with choreography created by Ballet Cymru. The project is being supported by the Arts Council of Wales, the Colwinston Trust and Size of Wales - a unique scheme to sustain an area of tropical rain forest the size of Wales as part of the national response to climate change.
The Voice of God will be delivered by environmentalist and television celebrity Iolo Williams. ‘I am delighted to be involved in such an exciting and important project' Mr Williams said, ‘the issues of climate change that the production highlights are of great importance to our children and I welcome Size of Wales‘ involvement'
Children and young people from schools, youth theatre groups, dance groups and orchestras across the country will perform other roles, play, dance and sing, under the baton of Mid Wales Opera's Artistic Director, Nicholas Cleobury.
Mid Wales Opera Company are resident in Aberystwyth Arts Centre from 16th to 20th October working with the following schools:
Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg, Plascrug Primary School, Llangynfelyn Primary School, Myfenydd Primary School, Talybont Primary School, Craig yr Wylfa Primary School, Comins Coch Primary School & Penglais and Tregaron Secondary School.
The performances will be on Thursday 20th October at 1pm and 7pm.
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