Based on the original play for voices by Dylan Thomas
Composed by John Metcalf Text by Dylan Thomas
"WHISPER it, but John Metcalf might have achieved the seemingly impossible.With Under Milk Wood: An Opera, the Swansea-born composer has taken Dylan Thomas’s untouchable play for voices and, by setting it to a soundtrack of such expressive beauty, might – just might – have made it… better." The South Wales Evening Post
A world premiere production by Taliesin Arts Centre (Wales) in coproduction with Le Chien qui chante (Quebec) & Companion Star (New York) and in association with Welsh National Opera.
This production is now on tour around Wales, follow us on twitter @milkwoodopera for regular updates.
Supported by the Arts Council of Wales and the Welsh Government. Part of the Dylan Thomas 100 Festival. Premiered at Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea (3-5 April 2014) then on tour around Wales (8-15 April).
Click here to download a free copy of the tour programme
Photograph courtesy of Kirsten McTernan, March 2014