Past Productions

live Production

Denis & Katya

UK premiere 2020

Music Theatre Wales, Opera Philadelphia & Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier With London Sinfonietta Music by Philip Venables Written & directed by Ted Huffman

Two 15-year-olds in love who lived every moment, including their last, online.

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live Production

The Intelligence Park

UK premiere 2019

Music Theatre Wales & The Royal Opera With London Sinfonietta By Gerald Barry Libretto by Vincent Deane

A new co-production of Gerald Barry’s first opera – daring and surreal, blurring imagination and reality, as it explores notions of sexuality, creativity and obligation.

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UK premiere 2018

Passion was a co-production by MTW and NDCWales. Created in association with the London Sinfonietta.

In this searingly beautiful and sensuous work for voice and body, dance and opera meld to form an intimate portrayal of the pain and passion of two lovers forced apart to separate worlds.

Pascal Dusapin's gleaming, shifting score, performed by the London Sinfonietta, conveys a timeless world within which the movement of dancers and singers can play out this universal story of grief and desire.

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digital Production


UK Premiere 2017

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live Production

The Golden Dragon

UK Premiere 2016

BY Peter Eötvös

Based on the play by Roland Schimmelpfennig

Migration, exploitation, hopes and lost dreams are at the heart of The Golden Dragon, a compelling fable of modern life - funny, shocking and touching in equal measure.

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The Devil Inside

UK Premiere 2016

Composed by Stuart Macrae

and written by Louise Welsh

Louise introduces The Devil Inside, a gritty, glittery, Faustian fairytale, set firmly in the twenty-first century. The Devil Inside was inspired by The Bottle Imp, a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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Repertoire since 1988

  • Denis & Katya Philip Venables and Ted Huffman (UK premiere 2020)
  • AMAZON Alex Ho and Elayce Ismail (Digital work for Homemakers – HOME 2020)
  • The Intelligence Park Gerald Barry and Vincent Deane (2019)
  • Passion Pascal Dusapin (UK premiere 2018)

Y Tŵr
Photography by Clive Barda

  • Y Tŵr Guto Puw and Gwyneth Glyn (Commission 2017)
  • The Golden Dragon Peter Eötvös (UK premiere 2016)
  • The Devil Inside Stuart MacRae and Louise Welsh (commission 2016)
  • The Trial Philip Glass and Christopher Hampton (commission 2014)
  • The Killing Flower (Luci mie traditrici) Salvatore Sciarrino (UK premiere 2013)

Photography by Clive Barda

  • Ping (UK premiere 2013)
  • Eight Songs for a Mad King Peter Maxwell Davies

In The Locked Room
Photography by Clive Barda

  • In the Locked Room Huw Watkins and David Harsent (commissioned as a double-bill 2012)
  • Ghost Patrol Stuart MacRae and Louise Welsh (commissioned as a double-bill 2012)
  • Greek Mark-Anthony Turnage and Steven Berkoff (2011)

In The Penal Colony
Photography by Clive Barda

  • In the Penal Colony Philip Glass and Rudolph Wurlitzer (UK premiere 2010)
  • Letters of a Love Betrayed Eleanor Alberga and Donald Sturrock (commission 2009)
  • Crime Fiction Huw Watkins and David Harsent (commission 2009)

Stori’r Milwr
Photography by Clive Barda

  • Stori’r Milwr new Welsh version of The Soldier’s Tale (commissioned 2009)

For You
Photography by Clive Barda

  • For You Michael Berkeley and Ian McEwan (commission 2008)

Photography by Clive Barda

  • Julie Philippe Boesmans and Luc Bondy (UK premiere 2007)
  • House of the Gods Lynne Plowman and Martin Riley (commission 2006)

The Knot Garden
Photography by Clive Barda

  • The Knot Garden Michael Tippett (2005)

The Piano Tuner
Photography by Clive Barda

  • The Piano Tuner Nigel Osborne and Amanda Holden (commission 2004)
  • Ion Param Vir and David Lan (commission 2003)
  • Electrification of the Soviet Union Nigel Osborne and Craig Raine (version commissioned 2002)
  • Gwyneth and the Green Knight Lynne Plowman and Martin Riley (commission 2002)
  • Jane Eyre Michael Berkeley and David Malouf (commission 2000)
  • The Rape of Lucretia Benjamin Britten and Ronald Duncan 1999
  • Punch and Judy Harrison Birtwistle and Stephen Pruslin 1998
  • The Roswell Incident John Hardy and Heledd Wyn (commission 1997)
  • In the House of Crossed Desires John Woolrich and Marina Warner (commission 1996)
  • The Soldier’s Tale Igor Stravinsky (new performing version commissioned from Sion Eirian 1995)
  • Pierrot Lunaire Arnold Schoenberg
  • Flowers John Hardy and Ed Thomas (commission 1994)
  • The Lighthouse Peter Maxwell Davies 1993
  • The Four Note Opera Tom Johnson 1993
  • Ubu Andrew Toovey and Michael Finnissy (commission 1992)
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Michael Nyman and Christopher Rawlence (1991)
  • The Fall of the House of Usher Philip Glass and Arthur Yorinks (European premiere 1989)
  • The Martyrdom of St Magnus Peter Maxwell Davies (1988)