Music.Theatre.Wales.The Golden Dragon runs from 22 September to 31 October >
The Golden Dragon
this UK premiere production by Music Theatre Wales is a compelling, entertaining and ultimately affecting 90 minutes of music drama
Immaculately rehearsed, Music Theatre Wales’s performance is exemplary in its clarity and simplicity In a year unusually full of operatic novelty, The Golden Dragon stands out as a subtly piquant delight The pacing is masterly...
It’s a deceptively powerful piece of theatre, superbly presented by MTW
The dramatic trajectory from burlesque-like caricature to something authentically moving and significant is totally assured McCarthy’s wonderfully inventive and direct production
The UK premiere of Péter Eötvös’s opera, brilliantly brought to life at the Buxton Festival by Music Theatre Wales. Michael McCarthy’s production, with a small orchestra immaculately conducted by Geoffrey Paterson, plays it all as a surreal romp, rich in black humour.
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typically alert and alive production by Michael McCarthy
Times Literary Supplement
Seen & Heard International
...a cracking psychological drama — both realistic and surreal, metaphysical and mysterious at the same time
Guto Puw’s landmark Welsh-language opera touches and absorbs...
As the first contemporary operatic work written in the Welsh language, it breaks important new ground…
At no point did I tire of Puw’s score in this his first opera, a work of real imaginative power
The Arts Desk