May 10, 11, 18, & 19, 2019 in the Roebling Theater
General Opera
This production is in the public domain
Composed by Dr. Joseph Parry and Richard Davies
Following the pattern of romantic-italian opera, this story takes place in 14th century Wales and includes a wedding, lovers, dying heroes and a dramatic final twist. The opera’s stirring music shows Parry at his dramatic best: heroic and romantic solos, exciting ensembles, powerful choruses and of course, the famous ‘Hywel a Blodwen’ love duet which remains popular as a concert item and is considered one of the highlights of amateur performances of the opera.