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OPERA 24: a live Twitter     

OPERA 24: a live Twitter Go behind the scenes of Welsh National Opera’s production of The Marriage of Figaro - live and unplugged (and, this being Wales, bi-lingual) on Twitter tomorrow (Wednesday 25 February) from midday to midnight.

Opera Mole will be hunting out the stories and happenings as the cast and technicians prepare for the evening show, ready to deliver Tweets throughout a 24-hour period. Opera Mole is the alias for Robert Butler, former Theatre Critic for the Independent on Sunday and now a freelance writer who has tracked life backstage at other theatres, most recently at the Royal National Theatre. Mole’s impressions and thoughts will be translated into Welsh by a team made up of Rhian Howells, a freelance writer and copywriter, and Jodi Bennett, from WNO’s Marketing team.

It really is access all areas for the intrepid Mole who will be out and about talking to the backstage team and singers as the show proceeds, from the chorus dressing room to the laundry room; from the Wings to the Fly Floor. When the curtain comes down on the final aria, Mole will be with the stage crew as they “strike” the Figaro set and build the set for Salome, the following evening’s production.

Remember, it’s not all over until the slim Mole sings! Catch up with what’s happening from midday to midnight at
welsh national opera  
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