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  1. When Michael McCarthy and Michael Rafferty co-founded Music Theatre Wales 25 years ago, it was a gem of an idea, a glimmer of hope that a company producing contemporary opera could one day become a pioneering international force.

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  2. This season Welsh National Opera will perform Donizetti's three Tudor operas, Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda and Roberto Devereux - the first time they have ever been staged together in the UK.

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  3. What a wonderful Cardiff Singer competition this has been! This has been my third competition, and I genuinely believe that the standard of this year's competitors has been of the highest order.

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  4. For round two of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, our colleagues from the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera were on duty, and saw Hungarian soprano Maria Celeng lift the round trophy.

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  5. Regular readers of this blog will be aware that I do not need much excuse to get excited about, well, pretty much anything.

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  6. Now in its 30th anniversary year, BBC Cardiff Singer of the World is another of these events with its own special atmosphere.  

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  7. It is important that each Cardiff Singer competitor makes full use of their short time on stage – both with voice and presentation – to capture the attention of jury and audience alike.

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  8. When it comes to the stuff of local legend, there is no one better equipped to assume the role of storyteller than the very community the folklore concerns. For the people of Merthyr, delving back into the area's history for an arts and heritage project has yielded great hidden gems, which no...

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  9. One of the best-loved biblical stories of all time is to be staged in five venues across Wales from this week. Benjamin Britten's opera Noye's Fludde takes the popular Noah's Ark tale and turns it on its head using words from the medieval Chester mystery play, this time with an important new ...

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  10. Welsh actor and director Terry Jones has written a Monty Python-esque libretto for a new opera, which is set to open next month at the Royal Opera House. Jones has written the libretto for The Doctor's Tale, which he will also direct. The story focuses on the plight of a devoted doctor, with a...

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