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Clive Barda

Friday 31 March 2017 to Sunday 02 April 2017
Tongyeong Concert Hall

Following its success with Greek in 2015, Music Theatre Wales returned to Tongyeong International Music Festival with another thrilling new opera by Peter Eötvös, brought to life with their characteristic theatrical flair and musical virtuosity.

Set in a Pan-Asian restaurant found in any city anywhere, The Golden Dragon is a compelling fable of modern life - funny, shocking and touching in equal measure. 

Opera 'The Golden Dragon' by Music Theatre Wales

  • Date & Time : 31 March 22:00 / 1 April 19:30 / 2 April 17:00
  • Venue:  Tongyeong Concert Hall  | Black Box
  • Duration: 90 mins without intermission
  • Ticket price: 50,000KRW (all seats)


Migration, exploitation, hopes and lost dreams are all here. At the heart of this East-meets-West tale, is the discovery of a decayed tooth in a bowl of soup. It belongs to a kitchen “boy”, a long way from home and with no papers. He’s also looking for his sister, but she’s been forced into a very different kind of service just next door…. 

“The pacing is masterly, as is the passage from two-dimensional cartoon-like farce to resonant human tragedy: I began being baffled and amused, but I ended up haunted and moved.” The Telegraph 

Music Theatre Wales

Music Theatre Wales (MTW) is a touring contemporary opera company, based in Cardiff, Wales. MTW performs newly commissioned works, alongside existing pieces from the recent past which are either neglected or have been unseen in the UK. Works are toured across the UK and internationally. Over its 22-year history MTW has performed almost 30 productions and 14 world premieres.

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Theatre and Dance, Music
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UK/Korea 2017-18