Music Theatre Wales, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Pontio in Bangor are delighted to be working together on the next stage of development of a potential new opera in Welsh by composer Guto Puw and writer Gwyneth Glyn.
The new opera is based on the iconic Welsh play Y Tŵr by Gwenlyn Parry.
“Y Tŵr explores the extremes of human emotion experienced by two lovers over the course of a lifetime. It is abundant in the depth and intensity of feeling that opera demands. Y Tŵr is at once an intimate story of betrayal and disillusionment, and the same time a metaphor for any male-female relationship with all its complexities and paradox. Its dual nature, personal and universal, particular and timeless, lends itself naturally to opera. The tension that drives the original play is that between fantasy and reality; between what is and what might have been. I believe the medium of opera could explore and expose this tension to its full capacity.” Gwyneth Glyn