MID Wales Opera are getting ready to hit the road with their spring tour which marks a key moment in the company’s 30 year history with their first ever production of Tchaikovsky’s lyrical masterpiece “Eugene Onegin”.

With a cast which mixes rising stars with more established talent, and an orchestra supplied by Wales based chamber music specialists Ensemble Cymru, the nine venue tour promises to be a real treat for Welsh audiences.

The role of Tatyana in MWO’s touring production will be played by British soprano Elizabeth Karani.

The tour opens in MWO’s home venue of The Hafren, Newtown on Saturday, February 24, before visiting Aberystwyth Arts Centre on February 28; Brecon’s Theatr Brycheiniog on March 21 and ending in Hereford Courtyard theatre on April 10.

This tour follows the success of their SmallStages tour in the autumn with a world premiere new orchestration of William Walton’s comedy “The Bear”which was specially designed for staging in small venues and included dates in Llandinam and Llanfair.