Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

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

Diary — Live satellite broadcasts

Using the large screen in the auditorium the Ucheldre Centre is able to offer live satellite broadcasts from major international venues.


Broadcast A Streetcar Named Desire Tuesday 16 September7pm

NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire
The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live.

With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.

As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.




4 hr
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Broadcast Nick Cave and 20,000 Days on Earth Wednesday 17 September7pm

Nick Cave and 20,000 Days on Earth

20,000 DAYS ON EARTH is a bold vision of one of music’s most mysterious and charismatic figures, the iconic Nick Cave. In their debut feature directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard fuse drama and documentary by weaving a cinematically staged day in Cave’s life with never-before-seen verité observation of his full creative cycle.

The film delves into Cave’s artistic processes, unpicking the stuff that makes him tick. We meet those who have affected his life, personally and professionally, including hilarious moments shared with his regular collaborator, the multi-instrumentalist and epic beard-wearer Warren Ellis; actor and friend Ray Winstone; and Kylie Minogue, whom Cave duetted with on his mainstream hit single Where The Wild Roses Grow. These voices from the past revisit Cave in daydream-like scenes as he sits behind the wheel driving through his adopted hometown of Brighton, England. 

The film constructs a narrative and cinematic reality that seamlessly blends performance and storytelling with emotional truths. Avowedly neither a music documentary nor a concert film, 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH still contains electrifying performances. We see a song grow from the tiniest of ideas sketched out by Cave in his office to a monstrous epic performed by the peerless Bad Seeds on stage at Sydney Opera House. We also witness Cave open up to psychoanalyst Darian Leader as he discusses how his early years continue to inform his work, and later join him on a journey through his personal archive. This category-defying film possesses the same frankness and wry humour that run through all of Cave’s work, and pushes the form into new territory, exploring universal themes and celebrating the transformative power of the creative spirit.

2 hr 55
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Broadcast MET Encore: Macbeth (Verdi) Sunday 12 October2.30pm

MET Encore: Macbeth (Verdi)

Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

www.metoperafamily.org








3 hr 13
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Broadcast Manon
Thursday 16 October7.15pm

ROH Live: Manon (Ballet)

Manon Lescaut is a beautiful young woman who falls prey to the moral corruption of 18th-century Paris. Kenneth MacMillan brings Manon’s story vividly to life, with his ballet, which evokes the brutality and decadence described in Abbé Prévost’s infamous novel, as well as the feckless character of Manon herself – torn between love for the poet Des Grieux and her desire for money and attention. The cast of complex characters includes the callous Monsieur GM, the swaggering Jailer, Manon’s roguish brother Lescaut and his coquettish Mistress, but at the ballet’s heart are the duets MacMillan created for Manon and Des Grieux, which are among the most emotionally intense and erotically charged ever choreographed.

Manon - Marianela Núñez

Des Grieux - Federico Bonelli

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Choreography - Kenneth MacMillan

Conductor - Barry Wordsworth

Designs - Nicholas Georgiadis

Lighting design- John B. Read

www.roh.org.uk/cinema

2 hr 35 (inc 2 intervals)

2 hr 35
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Broadcast MET Encore: Le Nozze Di Figaro (Mozart) Sunday 19 October2.30pm

MET Encore: Le Nozze Di Figaro (Mozart)
(The Marriage of Figaro)

Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in a 19th-century manor house in Seville, but during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering Count they work for, Marina Poplavskaya as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino.

www.metoperafamily.org






3 hr 52
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Broadcast I Due Foscari (Giuseppe Verdi opera) Monday 27 October7.15pm

ROH Live: I Due Foscari (Giuseppe Verdi opera)

Plácido Domingo returns to give his first London performances of another major Verdi baritone role. I due Foscari is based on a play by Byron set in 15th-century Venice. The two Foscari of the title are the city’s Doge, Francesco Foscari (sung by Domingo) and his son, Jacopo (Francesco Meli), who has been brought back from exile to face charges of treason. Jacopo is innocent, but neither the pleas of Jacopo’s wife Lucrezia (Maria Agresta) nor those of his powerful father are enough to save Jacopo from condemnation by the hostile Council of Twelve. This taut, sombre drama provides the basis for one of Verdi’s most arresting early scores, not heard at the Royal Opera House since 1995 and newly presented in an acclaimed staging by the American director Thaddeus Strassberger, which had a much praised premiere in Los Angeles in 2012 and has gone on to further success in Valencia and Los Angeles.

Cast to include:

Francesco Foscari       Plácido Domingo              Jacopo Foscari                       Francesco Meli

Lucrezia Contarini             Maria Agresta              Jacopo Loredano                  Maurizio Muraro

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor - Antonio Pappano

Director - Thaddeus Strassberger

Set designs - Kevin Knight

Costume designs - Mattie Ullrich



www.roh.org.uk/cinema

Sung in Italian

2 hr 35 (inc 1 interval)

2 hr 35
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Broadcast MET Encore: Carmen (Bizet) Sunday 2 November3.30pm

MET Encore: Carmen (Bizet)

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

www.metoperafamily.org





3 hr 38
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Broadcast MET Encore: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Sunday 23 November2.30pm

MET Encore: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
(The Barber of Seville – Rossini)

The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.

www.metoperafamily.org





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£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Broadcast Hockney: Live from LA Tuesday 25 November7pm

An exclusive gala screening of the highly anticipated new feature film HOCKNEY, followed by an in-depth conversation with David Hockney from his Los Angeles studio, broadcast live onto the Ucheldre’s big screen. 

Hockney is the definitive exploration of one of the most significant artists of his generation. For the first time, David Hockney has given access to his personal archive of photographs and film, resulting in an unparalleled visual diary of a long life.

The film chronicles Hockney’s vast career, from his early life in working-class Bradford, where his love for pictures was developed through his admiration for cinema, to his relocation to Hollywood where his life long struggle to escape labels (‘queer’, ‘working class’, figurative artist’) was fully realised.

Paradoxically, this escape to live the American Dream did not break the ties to the childhood that formed him. We see his upbringing and life experiences give him the willpower to survive relationship problems, and later the AIDS epidemic, but also allow him to create some of the most renowned works of the past century.

Acclaimed filmmaker Randall Wright offers a unique view of this unconventional artist who is now reaching new peaks of popularity worldwide, as charismatic as ever, and at seventy seven still working in the studio seven days a week.


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

L’Elisir D’Amore (Donizetti opera)

Wednesday 26 November7.15pm
ROH Live: L’Elisir D’Amore (Donizetti opera)

Donizetti’s romantic comedy of rural life shines brilliantly in Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging, which matches the piece’s perfect blend of sentiment and tomfoolery. Italian conductor and former Jette Parker Young Artist Daniele Rustioni conducts a starry cast. Lucy Crowe takes the dazzling soprano lead as Adina, the most sophisticated woman in the village, loved from afar by Vittorio Grigolo’s handsome but shy Nemorino.

Nemorino meets a worrying rival in Levente Molnár’s braggart Sergeant Belcore, until the love potion sold to him by Bryn Terfel’s larger-than-life travelling quack, Dr Dulcamara, gives him a powerful dose of courage – with both comic and touching results. 

Nemorino - Vittorio Grigolo       

Dulcamara - Bryn Terfel

Adina - Lucy Crowe

Belcore - Levente Molnár                                                          

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor - Daniele Rustioni

Director and costume designs - Laurent Pelly

Set designs - Chantal Thomas

Lighting design - Joël Adam



www.roh.org.uk/cinema

Sung in Italian

2 hrs 45 (inc 1 interval)

2 hr 45
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant  
Broadcast JOHN (Cert 18) Tuesday 9 December8pm

NT Live: JOHN (Cert 18)

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre.

DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards.

The company’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.

Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John.

What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most. Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated new production, broadcast live from the National Theatre.





2 hr
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Broadcast MET Live: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg Saturday 13 December5pm

MET Live: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg

James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art .

www.metoperafamily.org








6 hrs
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Broadcast

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (ballet)

Tuesday 16 December7.15pm

ROH Live: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (ballet)

Christopher Wheeldon’s full-length ballet based on Lewis Carroll’s book is an exuberant piece of storytelling featuring an instantly recognizable cast of characters, among them a tap-dancing Mad Hatter, a tetchy White Rabbit and a raucously bad-tempered Queen of Hearts. 

Wheeldon, along with  composer Joby Talbot and designer Bob Crowley, have created a genuine family ballet in the spirit of Carroll’s much-loved children’s classic. While regular ballet goers can appreciate nods to other famous works – there’s a parody of the Rose Adagio from The Sleeping Beauty, for example, with jam tarts instead of flowers – the ballet is above all a brilliant realization of Carroll’s zany dream-world featuring stunning choreography, a colourful score and ingenious stage-magic..

Cast - TBC

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Choreography - Christopher Wheeldon

Designs - Bob Crowley                                   

Music - Joby Talbot

Conductor - David Briskin



www.roh.org.uk/cinema

2 hrs 55 (inc 2 intervals)

2 hr 55
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant  
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
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.

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3 hr
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
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  
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
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





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£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
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
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  
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
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  
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
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 
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
Community ENO Live: Carment (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

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