The action takes place among a Legoland-sized version of the famous folly village of Portmeirion.
Unlike a lot of operatic reconceptualisations, this one works rather well.
The attractive, adaptable set which was beautifully lit, makes a real contribution to the atmosphere.
A good-sized Sunday night audience at the LBT took this excellent example of small-scale touring opera to its heart and the fact that the libretto had been deftly translated into English added to the success of the production.
Sometimes Italian or French opera in English is rather pointless if the cast fail to achieve clarity of diction. There was no such problem with the singers of Swansea City Opera.
The plot – a tangled love story involving a fake love potion peddled by a roguishly attractive charlatan – could be followed with ease.
In the role of the quack doctor, Brendan Wheatley – who is also joint artistic director of the company – cut a splendid figure and sang and acted immaculately.
The same goes for Aris Nadirian as a shifty and manipulative sergeant.
Lara Martins, as the attractively wilful Angharad – the characters had Welsh names bestowed on them – executed her feats of colorata very impressively.
As Arianwyn, Gareth Huw John managed to be both lovelorn and wistful in his tenor arias and goofily comic when this was required of him.
There is a good appetite for touring opera at the Lawrence Batley and it can only have been increased by Swansea City Opera.