A first for Wales ………………..and only the second library in the UK to host an operaDinas Powys Library and Activity Centre are joining up with Opera in Situ to hold two operatic events in October 2017. In advance of this a very successful evening was enjoyed by both groups in the Library on Sunday 18th June.
Opera in Situ was formed at the very end of 2015 with the aim of performing opera in places where it may not normally be performed and to audiences who may not otherwise hear it. Above all they want the music to be accessible. Many of the members of this group were involved in performances in Dinas Powys a few years ago but they have also now been joined by some young singers from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
On Sunday, we enjoyed scenes from opera's including Humperdinck’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and Jonathan Dove's ‘Pinocchio’, among others.
Opera in situ and the Library both need to raise funds to keep going and they would both love to see children enjoying these performances, accordingly a children's opera will be staged in the Parish Hall on Friday 27th October followed by a fun filled evening for the adults including an opera and a fish and chip supper.
Please look out for tickets as we expect them to go very quickly.