July 15th Opera Gala at Rhosygilwen

MADAMA BUTTERFLY by Puccini

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Directed by Henry Ward

Featuring a full evening of wonderful songs and arias from a reduced version of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and a second half opera gala of duets, solos and choral compositions.

Purchase tickets from Rhosygilwyn website

Friday, July 15 at 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The title character of Madama Butterfly—a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage—is one of the defining roles in opera. The story triggers ideas about cultural and sexual imperialism for people far removed from the opera house, and film, Broadway, and popular culture in general have riffed endlessly on it. The lyric beauty of Puccini’s score, especially the music for the thoroughly believable lead role, has made Butterfly timeless.

St Mary’s Haverfordwest 13th June

Following the success of their participation in the lunchtime concert at St. Mary’s Church Haverfordwest on Friday 3rd June, where they delighted the audience with a variety of music from their Summer Tour programme, Haverfordwest Ladies Choir are now preparing to delight the audience of another St. Mary’s church this time in Portchester, Portsmouth. The ladies will leave Haverfordwest on Thursday 9th June, arriving at Winchester in time for afternoon tea. On Friday 10th June the ladies will travel to Portsmouth to continue the Summer Tour programme over the weekend, returning home on Sunday. Upon their return they will be back to practice at the Catholic Church Hall in Dew Street on Thursday evening rehearsing for the next phase of the tour when they join Cor Aberteifi for an Opera Gala at Rhosygilwen in July.

Anyone interested in joining the choir is welcome to come along to the Catholic Church Hall on a Thursday evening at 7.30 for further information please contact choir secretary Janice Goodwin on 01834 860953