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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and PrejudiceCardiff University Operatic Society is presenting the first performances of a new work ‘Pride and Prejudice’, written by final year BMus student Guy Withers.

Based on the well-loved Jane Austen novel which is celebrating its bicentary year in 2013, Pride and Prejudice will be performed at Cardiff’s The Gate Theatre on 15th and 16th of March.

Guy Withers, President of the Operatic Society, said: “I have always enjoyed writing music, though, as I try and focus on my singing, it has become more of a hobby to me. Writing Pride & Prejudice was a very enjoyable experience for me, doing something creative and collaborative, though not without its difficulties. It was a friend of mine who gave me the idea for the adaption, pointing out that the plot, full of drama and romance, lent itself very well for operatic use.

“I don’t profess to be an innovative or cutting-edge composer, only that I try to write music that is interesting emotionally and dramatically, never indulging or letting it get in the way of the storytelling. It was only once I had started on the project did I realise that our planned performance date would coincide with the 200 year anniversary of the novel's publication in 1813.

“Also being a first-time director was certainly a daunting task, but a role I have found to be very rewarding especially with the help of those around me.”

Tickets are £10 (Full Price) and £5 (Students and 'friends of CUOS') and can be obtained by contacting Jess Haig on 07840079876 or emailing cuos.ticketing@gmail.com .

Cardiff University Operatic Society is a student-run society. Pride and Prejudice follows the Society’s successful production last year of Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’. Find the Society on Facebook and Twitter for more information about events and activities.