Gwyneth and the Green Knight

An Opera for Family Audiences in Two Acts

Composed with support from the Arts Council of England (libretto) and Stephen Arlen Memorial Award (music).


A magical introduction to opera for families. A retelling of the Arthurian tale, ‘Gawain and the Green Knight’ through the eyes of Gwyneth, a young peasant girl. Magic, mayhem and hilarity ensue as Gwyneth accompanies Gawain on his quest to find the terrifying and mischievous Green Knight.

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Gwyneth - soprano
Morgan le Fay/Lady Bertilak - mezzo-soprano
Gawain - tenor
Arthur/Ma Ogre - baritone
Father/Lancelot/Pa Ogre - bass baritone
The Green Knight/Lord Bertilak - bass
Mordred/Anselm/Baby Ogre - boy treble

Ensemble: fl(pc); ob(ca); hn; tr; trb; 2pc; hp; 2vn; va; vc; db.

The Guardian

...magic to rival Merlin.

The Independent

Gwyneth is a smash-hit

Martin Riley

Gwyneth Premiere

Theatr Brycheiniog, Canal Wharf, Brecon LD3 7EW 🇬🇧

Premiere production by Music Theatre Wales