The Masonic Province of West Wales is proud to continue their support for Carmarthen Youth Opera with an annual grant of £2500 for a further 5 years.
Carmarthen Youth Opera is an exciting and vibrant Company pursuing excellence in all aspects of the performing arts - stage, film and television. The Youth Opera stage lavish musical productions every February half-term at the Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen preceded by annual September auditions. Their wealth of talent is also showcased throughout the year with a wide variety of dazzling cabarets, charity concerts and promotional events.
When the late Elizabeth Evans, MBE, joined the Furnace Gardens Further Education Centre as a youth leader, her passion for opera inspired her to channel the boundless energies of her young charges into putting on a show. In 1979 “Snow White” received glowing plaudits from both cast and the audience alike. This was the catalyst that inspired Elizabeth and her dedicated team of volunteers to form the Carmarthen Youth Opera the following year.
The cast are regularly given the opportunity to develop their talents at theatrical workshops and take part in an annual series of short-film productions in partnership with other youth companies in South Wales and in association with HTV Wales and various sponsoring bodies which include Carmarthenshire County Council.