03/04/2014 - 05/04/2014
Taliesin Arts Centre
Taliesin Arts Centre, Le Chien Qui Chante (Montreal), Companion Star (New York) in association with Welsh National Opera presents the world premiere of Under Milk Wood: an opera, based on the original play. In 1954, Dylan Thomas caused a literary storm with his play for voices, Under Milk Wood. Sixty years on, Wales’ leading opera composer, John Metcalf creates a groundbreaking new work and recreates Thomas’ world of Llareggub, the town that went mad.
Under Milk Wood: an opera weaves together extraordinary poetic and comic language, contemporary and ancient instrumental music, recorded and live sound, as this 13-strong company of singers and multi-instrumentalists creates a feast for the ears. Come join blind, old Captain Cat and his fellow villagers cradling their hopes and dreams in Llareggub. Anything can and will happen in this mythical village during the twenty four hours that have captured the imagination of millions worldwide. The opera tours Wales 8 – 15 April.
Tickets can be purchased via: www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk/undermilkwood | 01792 602060