Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

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Community Saturday Art Club Every Saturday10-12 noon; 1.30-3.30pm


Jacquie Myrtle leads these popular art workshops for children.


£2 per session
Community Ucheldre Rep Tuesday & Thursday7.30pm

The Ucheldre Rep meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

New members always welcome.

Click here for the Ucheldre Rep web site.

Admission free
Exhibition Disability Arts Cymru’s Annual Exhibition
Arddangosfa Flynyddol Celfyddydau Anabledd Cymru
From 13 January



Disability Arts Cymru's Annual Exhibition

Disability Arts Cymru’s (DAC) very popular Annual Visual Art Exhibition by Disabled and Deaf artists will touring to Ucheldre with over 40 pieces of mixed media work by artists from across Wales.

This year’s Exhibition commemorates and celebrates the life and work of disabled artist Mark Anthony Annis who sadly died earlier this year.  DAC had worked with Mark for many years, and Mark had requested that the Exhibition be in his memory. 

DAC was established in 1982 with the aim of creating full equality in the arts for Disabled and Deaf people in Wales.  It works all over Wales, and across all art forms, with any disabled artist who needs support and advice.


All Welcome. Exhibition runs until 8 March 2015.



Arddangosfa Flynyddol Celfyddydau Anabledd Cymru

Bydd dros 40 o ddarnau o waith cyfryngau cymysg gan artistiaid anabl a byddar o bob rhan o Gymru i’w gweld yn Ucheldre pan ddaw Arddangosfa Celf Weledol Flynyddol Celfyddydau Anabledd Cymru ar daith yma.

Mae’r Arddangosfa eleni’n coffáu a dathlu bywyd a gwaith yr artist anabl Mark Anthony Annis a fu farw’n gynharach eleni. Roedd Celfyddydau Anabledd Cymru wedi gweithio gyda Mark am lawer o flynyddoedd, ac roedd Mark wedi gofyn i’r Arddangosfa fod er cof amdano.

Sefydlwyd Celfyddydau Anabledd Cymru yn 1982 gyda’r nod i greu cydraddoldeb llawn yn y celfyddydau i bobl anabl a byddar yng Nghymru. Gan gefnogi pob ffurf o gelfyddyd, mae’n gweithio ledled Cymru gydag unrhyw artist anabl sydd angen cymorth a chyngor.

Croeso i Bawb. Mae’r Arddangosfa’n rhedeg tan 8 Mawrth 2015



Free Admission
Music Mary Parry's The Sound of Musicals Friday 16 January 7.15pm
Mary Parry's The Sound of Musicals

Another full evening of entertainment as Mary Parry MBE and her Musical Players proudly present a selection from the musicals in The Sound of Musicals.  Sees the welcome return of Elwyn and David Parry.

Directed by Emma Huskisson.  Musical Director Huw Peters.  Costumes by Mary Parry and Emma Huskisson

A fundraising event for Alaw Ward, Ysbyty Gwynedd
2 hrs
£8, £7 Concessions/gostyngladau, children/plant
Literary Rhwng: Fiona Owen and Gerald Hewitson
Saturday 17 January10am-4pm

“Out of your innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.”

 How can our writing become ‘living water’?  How can we use journaling as a tool to reach deep into our innermost being, and assist that ‘living water’ to flow?

 Join Fiona Owen and Gerald Hewitson at the year’s turn to look at the role of writing and the depths of our being.  

 The day is open to all levels of ability and interest.  Please bring pens, notebooks and, if possible, something related to the theme to read or sing (of your own or others’ work) for the culminating session of the day

 Any questions: fiona@rhwng.com

A warm welcome to all  




£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau
Broadcast MET Live: The Merry Widow (Lehår) Saturday 17 January5.55pm

MET Live: The Merry Widow (Lehår)

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Andrew Davis conducts.

www.metoperafamily.org








2 hr 57
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Community Vocal Workshop with Marian Bryfdir
Sunday 18 January10am
Gweithdy Lleisiol • Vocal Workshop
gan/with Marian Bryfdir
A workshop aimed at developing and improving, but above all enjoying, your voice whether it be in folk or classical style! Vocal techniques, and exercises in the morning session will be followed in the afternoon with an opportunity to develop solo work with Marian Bryfdir. 


Cyfres newydd o weithdai ar gyfer datblygu a gwella, ond yn fwy na dim, mwynhau eich llais, boed hynnymewn arddull gwerin neu glasurol! Bydd technegau lleisiol ac ymarferion yn y bore’n cael eu dilyn gangyfle yn y prynhawn i ddatblygu gwaith unawd gyda Marian Bryfdir.









10 am/ym - 4 pm/yh
6 hrs
£10, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau & students
Music Ucheldre Jazz club Monday 19 January7.30 for 7.45pm

The Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall and has its resident band.  New members welcome both as musicians and audience. 

The Jazz Club meets after the Centre is closed. Ring the bell at the side door in the car park for access. 

For more information contact Chris Burne (01407) 710089. 


All welcome
2 hrs Admission free
Film What We Did On Our Holiday
Wed 21 January5.30pm
What We Did On Our Holiday  (12A)

A warm-hearted, charming comedy, with an excellent cast, to brighten up the January gloom.

A couple try to conceal from their children their impending divorce.  Directed by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton, and starring Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, and Billy Connolly.


1hr 35
£3. £2 children/plant
Film What We Did On Our Holiday
Wed 21 January8pm
What We Did On Our Holiday  (12A)

A warm-hearted, charming comedy, with an excellent cast, to brighten up the January gloom.

A couple try to conceal from their children their impending divorce.  Directed by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton, and starring Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, and Billy Connolly.


1hr 35
£4. £3.25 students & concessions, £2 children/plant
Broadcast Treasure Island (Cert 10)
Thursday 22 January7pm

NT Live: Treasure Island (Cert 10)

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

I



3 hr
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Film What We Did On Our Holiday Friday 23 January5.30pm
What We Did On Our Holiday  (12A)

A warm-hearted, charming comedy, with an excellent cast, to brighten up the January gloom.

A couple try to conceal from their children their impending divorce.  Directed by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton, and starring Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, and Billy Connolly.


1hr 35
£3. £2 children/plant
Film What We Did On Our Holiday Friday 23 January8pm
What We Did On Our Holiday (12A)

A warm-hearted, charming comedy, with an excellent cast, to brighten up the January gloom.

A couple try to conceal from their children their impending divorce.  Directed by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton, and starring Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, and Billy Connolly.


1hr 35
£4. £3.25 students & concessions, £2 children/plant
Film What We Did On Our Holiday Sunday 25 January3.30pm
What We Did On Our Holiday  (12A)

A warm-hearted, charming comedy, with an excellent cast, to brighten up the January gloom.

A couple try to conceal from their children their impending divorce.  Directed by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton, and starring Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, and Billy Connolly.


1hr 35
£3. £2 children/plant

Community Ucheldre Music Club Monday 26 January7.45 for 8pm

The Music Club meets twice monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall.

Tonight the DIrector, Marian Leeming, introduces members to more of Saint-Saëns' music.

Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau

Drama Mr Bulkeley o’r Brynddu Tuesday 27 January7.30pm
Mr Bulkeley o’r Brynddu

Cwmni Pendraw

Gyda chydweithrediad Theatr Bara Caws

Yn cyflwyno

Mr Bulkeley o’r Brynddu

Gan Wyn Bowen Harries

Addasiad o ddyddiaduron William Bulkeley (1691 – 1760) 

Actorion : Wyn Bowen Harries, Rhodri Sion, Manon Wilkinson

Cerddoriaeth: Stephen Rees


Mae dyddiaduron William Bulkeley yn rhoi darlun gwych i ni o fywyd cefn gwlad ynghyd a bywyd bonheddwyr Môn yng nghanol y 18ed ganrif. Mae hefyd yn nodi'r tywydd bob dydd y bu'n sgrifennu, sy’n record amrhisiadwy o hinsawdd y dydd.

Bydd y cynhyrchiad bywiog hwn o ddiddordeb i holl fynychwyr theatr sy’n hoffi stori dda. Mae bywyd William Bulkeley yn darllen fel opera sebon : cawn hanesion rhyfeddol ei fab anystywallt yn Llundain, stori ei ferch a’r morleidr Fortunatus Wright, cawn wybod am fywyd sgweiar ac Ustus Heddwch ynghanol scandals llysoedd barn Biwmares, hanes teithiau i Iwerddon ynghyd a ffeiriau, ymladd ceiliogod a chystadlaethau peldroed. Nodwyd nifer o ganeuon yn y dyddiaduron ac fe gynhwysir digonedd o gerddoriaeth yn y perfformiad. 

Drama bywyd dyn unigryw. Hanes y werin a’r bonedd. Gwyddoniaeth tywydd. 

Mr Bulkeley o’r Brynddu is an adaptation of William Bulkeley’s diaries which gives us a vivid picture of life in 18th Century Anglesey. The production consists of excerpts from his diaries in William Bulkeley’s own words – English. The context of the linking Welsh dramatic pieces should be easily understood. Songs and music of the period mentioned in the diaries are an integral part of the production.

Canllaw oed 11+

 

£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant  
Film Mr Turner      (12A)
Wednesday 28 January8pm

Mr Turner (12A)

Director Mike Leigh hits superb form in this excellent film about the famous painter in his twilight years with fame and fortune, but somehow adrift from the world. 

Brilliant performance by Timothy Spall as Mr Turner.  Also starring Lesley Manville, Marion Bailey, Dorothy Atkinson, and Paul Jesson.


2hrs 30
£4, £3.25 students & concessions, £2 children/plant
Broadcast

Andrea Chénier (Giordano opera)

Thursday 29 January7.15pm
ROH Live: Andrea Chénier (Giordano opera)

Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier (1896) presents a fictionalized account of the last years of the French poet André Chénier, guillotined during the Reign of Terror in 1794. It is the greatest of Giordano’s operas, and shows why Puccini sometimes feared Giordano as a rival. Taking the starring role of Chénier, with its three marvellous arias, is Jonas Kaufmann, Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings the role of Chénier’s beloved Maddalena (which includes the great aria ‘La mamma morta’, a favourite with Maria Callas) and Serbian baritone Željko Lučić stars as Carlo Gérard – the servant-turned-revolutionary who is Chénier’s rival for the love of Maddalena. With a string of successful productions for The Royal Opera to his name, including Rigoletto and Les Troyens, director David McVicar brings Giordano’s thrilling historical drama back to the Royal Opera House for the first time since 1985 in a stunning new production.

Cast to include:

Andrea Chénier, Jonas Kaufmann, Maddalena de Coigny, Eva-Maria Westbroe, Carlo Gérard,                     Željko Lučić                                                                          

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor - Antonio Pappano

Director - David McVicar

Set design - Robert Jones                         

Costume designs - Jenny Tiramani

                 


www.roh.org.uk/cinema

Sung in Italian

2 hrs 30 (inc 1 interval)

2 hr 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant  
Film Mr Turner      (12A)
Friday 30 January5.30pm

Mr Turner (12A)

Director Mike Leigh hits superb form in this excellent film about the famous painter in his twilight years with fame and fortune, but somehow adrift from the world. 

Brilliant performance by Timothy Spall as Mr Turner.  Also starring Lesley Manville, Marion Bailey, Dorothy Atkinson, and Paul Jesson.


2hrs 30
£3, £2 children/plant
Film Mr Turner      (12A)
Friday 30 January8pm

Mr Turner (12A)

Director Mike Leigh hits superb form in this excellent film about the famous painter in his twilight years with fame and fortune, but somehow adrift from the world. 

Brilliant performance by Timothy Spall as Mr Turner.  Also starring Lesley Manville, Marion Bailey, Dorothy Atkinson, and Paul Jesson.


2hrs 30
£4, £3.25 students & concessions, £2 children/plant
Broadcast

MET Live: Les Contes D’Hoffmann (Offenbach)

Saturday 31 January5.55pm
MET Live: Les Contes D’Hoffmann (Offenbach)

(The Tales of Hoffmann)

The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Soprano Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score. 


www.metoperafamily.org

3 hr 46
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Film Mr Turner      (12A)
Sunday 1 February3.30pm

Mr Turner (12A)

Director Mike Leigh hits superb form in this excellent film about the famous painter in his twilight years with fame and fortune, but somehow adrift from the world. 

Brilliant performance by Timothy Spall as Mr Turner.  Also starring Lesley Manville, Marion Bailey, Dorothy Atkinson, and Paul Jesson.


2hrs 30
£3, £2 children/plant
Music Ucheldre Music Club Monday 9 February7.45 for 8pm

The Music Club meets twice monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall.

Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Broadcast MET Live: Iolanta (Tchaikovsky) / Duke Bluebeard's Castle (Bartók)
Saturday 14 February5.30pm

MET Live: Iolanta (Tchaikovsky) / Duke Bluebeard's Castle (Bartók)


On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle).

Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko.

Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Valery Gergiev conducts both operas.

www.metoperafamily.org





dur
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Music Ucheldre Jazz club Monday 16 February7.30 for 7.45pm

The Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall and has its resident band.  New members welcome both as musicians and audience. 

The Jazz Club meets after the Centre is closed. Ring the bell at the side door in the car park for access. 

For more information contact Chris Burne (01407) 710089. 

2 hrs
All Welcome      Admission free
Broadcast Treasure Island (Cert 10)
Wednesday 18 February2pm

NT Encore: Treasure Island (Cert 10)

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

I



3 hr
£4, £3.25 concessions, £2 children
Broadcast Treasure Island (Cert 10)
Wednesday 18 February5.30pm

NT Encore: Treasure Island (Cert 10)

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

I



3 hr
£4, £3.25 concessions, £2 children
Music Ucheldre Music Club Monday 23 February7.45 for 8pm

The Music Club meets twice monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall.

Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Broadcast Der Fliegende Hollander (Wagner opera)

Tuesday 24 February7.15pm
ROH Live: Der Fliegende Hollander (Wagner opera)

Wagner’s first masterpiece explores the themes of damnation and redemption that would fascinate the composer throughout his career. In this tale of a captain forced to sail the seas for eternity unless released by the faithful love of a good woman, and the lonely girl who longs to save him, Wagner created two unforgettable characters operating near the limits of human emotion. Tim Albery’s atmospheric 2009 modern-dress staging provides an ideal platform on which Bryn Terfel’s turbulent Dutchman and Adrianne Pieczonka’s visionary Senta will explore their passions and struggle to find salvation in a hostile world.  Admired for his Wagner interpretations with the CBSO and at Bayreuth, Andris Nelsons returns to steer the orchestra through Wagner’s stormy score.

Cast to include:

The Dutchman - Bryn Terfel

Daland - Peter Rose

Senta - Adrianne Pieczonka 


Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor - Andris Nelsons

Director - Tim Albery

Set designs - Michael Levine

Lighting design - David Finn

Costume designs - Constance Hoffman

Choreography - Philippe Giraudeau

                                                                                    

www.roh.org.uk/cinema

Sung in German

2 hrs 20

2 hr 20
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant  
Music Siobhan Owen 'Celtic Roots'
Sunday 8 March3.30pm
Siobhan Owen

Enjoy an afternoon of truly beautiful music from this Welsh born Australian singer/harpist, who returns to Ucheldre to once again enchant the audience with her sublime voice and delicate harp playing. 

A popular performer at festivals and concerts around Australia, Siobhan is also gaining recognition internationally, making her UK, US and French debuts in 2013. Highlights of her career to date include singing the Welsh Anthem at the Australia vs Wales Rugby Test match in Sydney in June 2012; headlining the Los Angeles St David's Day Festival in Hollywood in March 2013; and performing as the voice of Yseult in the World Premiere of a new Alan Simon production of "Tristan & Yseult" in Nantes, France in March 2014.

Siobhan will take you on a reflective musical journey across the Celtic lands of Wales, Scotland and Ireland... and far beyond! She will delight you with her renditions of traditional and contemporary Celtic and Classical Crossover songs. This concert is part of Siobhan’s “Celtic Roots Tour”. Make sure you see this enchanting performer while you get the chance!


Ticket price includes afternoon tea.


£7, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Ucheldre Music Club Monday 9 March7.45 for 8pm

The Music Club meets twice monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall.

Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Broadcast

ENO Live: La Traviata (Verdi)

Wednesday 11 March7.30pm

ENO Live: La Traviata (Verdi)

A stunning production of Verdi’s masterpiece which reaches to the heart of the opera’s themes of passionate love and tragic death.  The production is ideal for newcomers to opera with its contemporary staging, and a running time of less than two hours. 




 

1 hr 50
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Broadcast Behind the Beautiful Flowers (12A) Thursday 12 March7pm

NT Live:  Behind the Beautiful Flowers (12A)

Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Pulizter Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate. 

But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.




3 hr
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast MET Live: La Donna Del Lago (Rossini)
Saturday 14 March4.55pm

MET Live: La Donna Del Lago (Rossini)
Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.
www.metoperafamily.org



dur
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Music Ucheldre Jazz club Monday 16 March7.30 for 7.45pm

The Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall and has its resident band.  New members welcome both as musicians and audience. 

The Jazz Club meets after the Centre is closed. Ring the bell at the side door in the car park for access. 

For more information contact Chris Burne (01407) 710089. 


2 hrs
All Welcome       Admission free
Broadcast Swan Lake (Petipa ballet) Tuesday 17 March7.15pm
ROH Live: Swan Lake (Petipa ballet)

Swan Lake, surely the greatest of all Romantic ballets, is the captivating story of a beautiful woman transformed into a swan, and a heart-rending tribute to the power of love. Swan Lake is a perfect synthesis of choreography and music and, though Tchaikovsky did not live to see it become a success, his first ballet score is now synonymous with ballet itself, inspiring generations of dancers and crossing over into popular culture.

 From the earliest days of the Vic-Wells Ballet, Swan Lake has been one of The Royal Ballet’s signature works. In creating this production, Anthony Dowell aimed to return to an authentic version of the choreography created by the great Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov for the Mariinsky Theatre in 1895. Yolanda Sonnabend’s designs draw on the Russian Imperial Court of that period with an inspired blend of historical accuracy and gothic fantasy. The court scenes of Acts I and III have a dark glamour rooted in the opulent style of Carl Fabergé, while the famous lakeside ‘white’ acts are rich with mist, shadow and moonlight.

Cast                                                TBC                                                             

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor - Boris Gruzin

Choreography - Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Production - Anthony Dowell

Designs - Yolanda Sonnabend

Additional choreography - Frederick Ashton and David Bintley

                                                                                    

www.roh.org.uk/cinema

3 hrs (inc 2 intervals)

3 hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant  
Music Ucheldre Music Club Monday 23 March7.45 for 8pm

The Music Club meets twice monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall.

Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Broadcast

Rise and Fall, City of Mahogany (Weill opera)

Wednesday 1 April7.15pm

ROH Live: Rise and Fall, City of Mahogany (Weill opera)

Kurt Weill, Mahagonny was first performed in Leipzig in 1930. Its first ever Royal Opera staging, by Associate Director of Opera John Fulljames, is sung in English, and conducted by Mark Wigglesworth – recently announced as the successor to Edward Gardner as Music Director of English National Opera. Mahagonny is a satire on money, morality and pleasure-seeking among the dubious citizens of a fictional city. The richly varied, jazz-infused score, influenced by ragtime music, includes such irresistible melodies as the ‘Alabama Song’ and many dramatic ensembles. The superb cast includes Kurt Streit as the wild lumberjack Jimmy, Christine Rice as his sweetheart Jenny, Anne Sofie von Otter in a welcome return to The Royal Opera as the cunning Leokadja Begbick, and Peter Hoare and Willard W. White as her helpers and fellow-fugitives Fatty and Moses.

Jenny Smith  - Christine Rice

Trinity Moses - Willard W. White

Leocadja Begbick - Anne Sofie von Otter  

Jimmy MacIntyre - Kurt Streit

Fatty - Peter Hoare

Bank Account Billy - Darren Jeffery    

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Conductor - Mark Wigglesworth

Director - John Fulljames

Set designs - Es Devlin

Lighting design - Bruno Poet

Movement - Arthur Pita

 

www.roh.org.uk/cinema

3 hrs (inc 2 intervals)

3 hrs

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Broadcast The Hard Problem (12A) Thursday 16 April7pm

NT Live:  The Hard Problem (12A)

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.





3 hr
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast MET Live: Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) / Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)
Saturday 25 April5.30pm

MET Live: Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) / Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village.


Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

www.metoperafamily.org




3 hr 30
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Broadcast La Fille Mal Gardée (Ashton ballet) Tuesday 5 May7.15pm
ROH Live: La Fille Mal Gardée (Ashton ballet)

Frederick Ashton's final full-length ballet is one of his most joyous creations, inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside. It is based on an 1828 French ballet and the music was adapted by John Lanchbery from Ferdinand Hérold's original score. La Fille mal gardée was a resounding success on its premiere in 1960 and has remained a firm favourite in The Royal Ballet's repertory. The title translates as 'The Wayward Daughter'.

La Fille displays some of Ashton's most virtuosic choreography – the youthful passion of Lise and her lover, Colas, is expressed in a series of energetic pas de deux. The ballet is laced with good humour and a whirl of dancing chickens, grouchy guardians and halfwit suitors take to the stage. Ashton affectionately incorporated elements of national folk dance into his choreography, from a Lancashire clog dance to a maypole dance, making La Fille mal gardée (despite its title) The Royal Ballet's most emphatically English work. Osbert Lancaster's colourful designs reinforce the robust wit of the production.

Cast tbc

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

 

Choreography - Frederick Ashton        

Conductor - Barry Wordsworth

 

www.roh.org.uk/cinema

2 hrs 15 (inc 1 interval)

2 hrs 15

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Broadcast Man + Superman (12A) Thursday 14 May7pm

NT Live:  Man + Superman (12A)

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.





4 hr
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Opera FAUST by Gounod Saturday 16 May7.30pm

Swansea City Opera: 10th Anniversary Tour

We are delighted to welcome back the critically acclaimed Swansea City Opera, with their 10th Anniversary Tour of Faust by Gounod. 

Sung in English, this dark Gothic tale follows the fortunes of Faust, who weary of life, is contemplating suicide when he encounters Méphistophélès (the Devil).  Faust agrees to exchange his soul for eternal youth and the fulfillment of his hedonistic wishes. The resulting journey balances romance and temptation; and is widely regarded as a magical and tuneful masterpiece, based on Goethe’s dramatic poem Faust, one of the great works of European Literature. 

This production is set in the Victorian Gothic era and accompanied by chamber orchestra. Faust contains many well-known musical highlights including The Jewel Song and the Soldiers Chorus which will be performed by some of the finest singers and orchestral players in the country. 

This is rare opportunity to see Gounod’s finest work, regarded by many as a master class in operatic dramatic structure. Historically Faust was one of the most famous and performed of all operas, including being chosen to be the first opera to be performed at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. 

There will be a pre-performance talk about the opera and production at 6.15pm, given by the Artistic Director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley.  Make an evening of it by having a bite to eat before the Opera in the Ucheldre Kitchen.

What the papers said about their last tour .... 

“All credit to Swansea City Opera for producing a touring version of Figaro that is pure pleasure, a delight from start to finish. “ Manchester Theatre Reviews 

“There was an energy and commitment that compelled attention from first to last and the performance received warm and justified acclaim” In Suffolk Arts & Events 

“We knew what we were in for, right from the very first scampering notes of that famous overture –……… what a pleasure to meet Figaro again in all his vitality, played with such verve! Our thanks go to Swansea City Opera for a lovely evening”  North Devon Journal

5-7.30 pm  Ucheldre Kitchen open for meals and refreshments

6.15 pm Talk by Brendan Wheatley, Artistic Director

7.30 Opera Faust

*£18, £16 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast

ENO Live: The Pirates of Penzance

Tuesday 19 May7.30pm

English National Opera: The Pirates of Penzance (LIVE) by Gilbert & Sullivan directed by Mike Leigh.

Guaranteed to be a major event, Mike Leigh (Palme d’Or winner and five times Oscar nominee) directs his first ever opera for the stage.  Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular comic opera features much-loved favourites including A Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One and I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General




 

2 hr 15
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Music The Fureys Tuesday 26 May7.30pm
The Fureys

Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc will perform once again in Ucheldre.

The FUREYS have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 37 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the FUREYS “Green Fields of France”. Recently Ireland President Michael D Higgins attended their concert in Dublin’s National Concert Hall. 

The band was formed in 1978 literally by accident. George, Paul and Davey were playing in Denmark with their own band called the Buskers and Eddie and Finbar, while touring in Germany were involved in a road accident. When George and Paul got news of the accident they immediately travelled to Germany to be with their brothers. They then decided that they should all be playing together and this was the start of the FUREYS. 

Inevitably changes have occurred over 30 years. Their brother Paul died suddenly in June 2002 and Finbar left the band in December 1996, however George and Eddie have continued to delight audiences on their tours and have just released a new CD ‘The times they are a changing’. 

The oldest of the brothers, Eddie Furey left home in 1966 and travelled to Scotland at the time of the great folk revival where he met and shared accommodation in Edinburgh with then unknown folk singers Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell, now all famous in their own right. In 1969 with his brother Finbar, he was the special guest for the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem throughout the USA and Canada. In 1971 he moved to mainland Europe where he toured for seven years, building up a huge following particularly in Germany. Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics has credited Eddie with teaching him his first chords on guitar when they met up in the North East of England while Dave was still a teenager. 

The FUREYS are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well known musicians themselves. They encouraged their sons to play music from a very early age and there was live traditional music in their house almost nightly. 

Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy. 

A FUREYS concert is always a night to remember           

www.thefureys.com 

£17, £16 concessions/gostyngiadau
Broadcast ROH Live: La Bohéme (Puccini opera) Wednesday 10 June7.15pm

ROH Live: La Bohéme (Puccini opera)

The most popular opera of all returns in one of The Royal Opera’s best loved stagings, regularly revived since its opening night in 1974 – and now being seen for the very last time. John Copley’s keen stagecraft and loving attention to period and dramatic detail make his production a masterpiece of realism, while Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs evoke the atmosphere of 19th-century Paris. Several of today’s greatest opera stars return to bid farewell to this sublime staging, notably Anna Netrebko as Mimì, and Joseph Calleja as her lover, Rodolfo. Israeli conductor Dan Ettinger conducts one of Puccini’s most emotional and melodious scores, in a revival that promises to go down in Royal Opera history. 

Cast to include: Mimì - Anna Netrebk, Rodolfo - Joseph Callej, Marcello - Lucas Meache, Musetta - Jennifer Rowley 

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor - Dan Ettinger

Director - John Copley

Designs - Julia Trevelyan Oman           

Lighting design - John Charlton

 


www.roh.org.uk/cinema

Sung in Italian

2 hrs 50 (inc 2 intervals)

2 hrs 50
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast ENO Live: Carmen (Bizet)
Wednesday 1 July7.30pm
ENO Live: Carmen (Bizet)

Probably the most popular opera in the world.  Carmen scandalised its earliest audiences with its raw depiction of lust in 19th-century Seville.  In ENO’s popular production, the action is a full-on battle of the sexes, fought out in the arena of the Spanish bullring. 



2 hr 45
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live: Guilaume Tell (Rossini opera) Sunday 5 July2.45pm
ROH Live: Guilaume Tell (Rossini opera)

Opening with what is arguably the most exciting of all operatic overtures, Rossini’s final opera helped to lay the foundations of the genre of French grand opéra that dominated European stages throughout the mid-19th century. The opera’s theme is liberty, as exemplified in the struggle against Austrian occupation led by the Swiss archer and patriot Guillaume Tell: in the opera’s most famous scene, Tell shoots an apple from his son’s head, a feat that inspires his countrymen to revolt. Rossini’s score is one of his most outstanding, and packed with glorious arias, choruses and ensembles, as those who have heard Antonio Pappano’s admired recording – which also features Gerald Finley (Tell), John Osborn (Arnold) and Malin Byström (Mathilde) – will know. The exciting young Italian director Damiano Michieletto makes his debut with what promises to be a spectacular and thought-provoking production. 

Cast to include: Guillaume Tell - Gerald Finley, Arnold Melchtal - John Osborn, Mathilde - Malin Byström, 

Hedwige - Enkelejda Shkosa,  Jemmy - Sofia Fomina, Gesler - Nicolas Courjal

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor - Antonio Pappano

Director - Damiano Michieletto

www.roh.org.uk/cinema

Sung in French

4 hrs (inc 2 intervals)

4 hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture