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The Marriage of Figaro, Dragon Opera, The Gate, Cardiff | reviews, news & interviews

The Marriage of Figaro, Dragon Opera, The Gate, Cardiff

The Marriage of Figaro, Dragon Opera, The Gate, Cardiff

Student singers show the way for the Big Society

Llio Evans and Annie Sheen as Susanna and Cherubino: Witty, eye-catching, uninhibited
Dragon Opera (or Opera’r Ddraig, if you insist: they don’t) is in every sense a young company, founded a mere two years ago, and based at Cardiff’s Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Its singers, directors and orchestral players are nearly all recent or current students at the college, the company is run by recent graduates, and its funding is set up by a student collective called RepCo, run from the RWCMD, and parent also to a couple of student orchestras and a community choir.

Singling out graduate singers can be an invidious process; but in this case there was little agony

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