Press Releases 2014-2015

Wales International Academy of Voice Spring Operatic Gala in Carmarthen


Postgraduate students from the Wales International Academy of Voice (WIAV) at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) will be performing an evening of popular operatic arias in Carmarthen, next week.

The Spring Operatic Gala will take place next Wednesday 26th March, starting at 7.30pm, and will be held at the University Chapel on UWTSD’s Carmarthen campus. Tickets cost £8 for full paying adults, £5 for concessions and £3 for children under 16. They are available by calling 01267 676806 (9.30am-12.30pm Mon-Fri) or by visiting

Roger Maidment, Dean of the Faculty of Performance at UWTSD, said: “The Gala will feature many students from a hugely talented group of young international opera stars who have already taken Cardiff by storm with sell-out performances at the Wales Millennium Centre. We look forward to welcoming the students back to West Wales for a delightful evening of song.

“This is a special opportunity to spend time in the company of the operatic world’s rising stars and we would love the people of our region to share this experience with us.”

WIAV works with a select number of singers from around the world, under the directorship of the renowned Welsh tenor Dennis O’Neill CBE and with artists of national and international standing. Young singers from across the globe travel to be taught by Dennis O’Neill and are privileged to work under the tutelage of a range of Opera stars including the Academy’s Honorary President, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. During their time at WIAV students study UWTSD’s Masters degree in Advanced Vocal Studies.

Note to Editor

  1. For more information please contact Steven Stokes, Senior PR and Communications Officer, on 07872 423788 or email
  2. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University.
  3. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University.
  4. On 1 August, 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group, however they will keep their own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged with the Group on 1 January 2014.

Further Information

Steven Stokes
Senior PR and Communications Officer
07872 423788 or email