Music Theatre Wales presents

The Golden Dragon

by Peter Eötvös, based on the play by Roland Schimmelpfennig

Thu 12 October, 7:45pm

The Anvil

  • Tickets: £27; Over 65s £24 and f/t students £14 (includes £2 booking fee)
  • Suitable for: Ages 16 and over

Part-comedy, part-tragedy, and set in a pan-Asian restaurant, The Golden Dragon follows the story of a Chinese immigrant working illegally in the kitchen. Experiencing terrible toothache, and unable to seek medical help because of his illegal status he has no choice but to accept the best efforts of his kitchen colleagues, with tragic consequences. Meanwhile, a parallel story about an abusive Ant and vulnerable Cricket brutally highlights the plight of the many people who find themselves on the edge of society.

This new production from the UK's leading contemporary opera company Music Theatre Wales has an especially powerful relevance in the here and now. Taking place pride of stage, the orchestra perform alongside a cast of flamyboyant theatrical performers. Switching from comedy to pathos the company reveal the potential horrors facing those who seek refuge in foreign lands, notably our own Western and supposedly civilised society.

Funny and shocking in equal measure, this brilliant new opera poignantly captures the horrors of too many lost lives.

Peter Eötvös is one of Hungary’s leading composers, whose twelve operas include Three Sisters, Angels in America and Love and Other Demons (Glyndebourne 2008).

Pre-show Talk, The Forge 6.45pm
To book your free ticket, call the box office on 01256 844244

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