Taliesin Live - OPRA Cymru: Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd



Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd

Opera by Gareth Glyn and Mererid Hopwood

Based on the novel by Islwyn Ffowc Elis

Islwyn Ffowc Elis’ vision of the future of his homeland – part utopian, part dystopian - is now realized on the operatic stage in a thrilling version by Wales’ foremost creative artists, composer Gareth Glyn and poet Mererid Hopwood.

On the 60th anniversary of the novel’s publication, the world’s only Welsh-language opera company brings together a stellar cast of native singers to breathe musical life into this famous cautionary tale of love, loss, community and belonging.

Ensemble Cymru will be performing as the opera orchestra

The opera is written in Welsh, but thanks to the Sibrwd mobile phone app., performances will be wholly accessible for non-Welsh speakers. More information at http://sibrwd.com/

The opera is presented with the kind permission of the Islwyn Ffowc Elis Estate and Gwasg Gomer.



Cast and Creatives include:

Gwawr Edwards, Sian Meinir, Euros Campbell, Sion Goronwy, Robyn Lyn Evans;

Eleri Gwilym, Ilar Rees Davies, Gethin Lewis, Seimon Menai

Conductor, Iwan Teifion Davies

Director, Patrick Young

Designer, Lois Prys

Lighting Designer, Gwion Llwyd

Thursday 23 November 7.30pm


Prices and Times:

Thu 23rd Nov


Pricing Information:

Full price:£ 15
Family price:£ 30.00
Under 18's:£ 5
Full time students:£ 5

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Limited edition of the novel

In order to celebrate 60 years since the publication of the novel, OPRA Cymru has teamed up with Gwasg Gomer to create a special limited edition of the novel, in hardback using the same branding as the tour, as well as including forewords from Mererid Hopwood and Gareth Glyn. These novels will be sold throughout the tour.



Opra Cymru have created a ‘Cylch 60’ package, in the aim of having 30 cylch members per venue, providing them with a night to remember. Below is an example of benefits:

Support OPRA Cymru and its partners in this premiere tour of ‘Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd’, touring eight performances across Wales in celebration of the 60 years since Islwyn Ffowc Elis’ novel was first published.

You will receive:

ü  2 complimentary tickets to a performance of your choice

ü  Hospitality for you and your guest throughout the evening: an opportunity to meet singers and other members of the creative team over drinks

ü  A free programme of the new opera ‘Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd’

ü  Your name on the ‘Cylch 60’ page in the programme - as a supporter of the project

ü  A beautifully bound limited edition hardback copy of the novel ‘Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd’ reprinted and designed specially for the tour in celebration of the 60 years since first publication (worth £25). The book will also include unique contributions by both Mererid and Gareth.

ü  A complimentary special edition libretto (worth £10) of the new opera.

ü  Lifetime membership of the Friends of OPRA Cymru (worth £50), including regular updates on the company’s activities, special offers unique to the Friends, as well as a sterling silver brooch designed especially for OPRA Cymru by Gemwaith Rhiannon.

Contact Beatrice Young at swyddfa@opra.cymru