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

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 Forevers (15) Thursday 12 March7pm

NT Live:  Behind the Beautiful Forevers (15)


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



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£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Dance 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 NT Live: A View from the Bridge Thursday 26 March7pm

















Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014. 

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live



2 hr 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Weill opera)

Wednesday 1 April7.15pm

ROH Live: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (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 and the 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 with 2 Intervals
Sung in German with Surtitles
£10, £8 concessions/gostynagiadau, £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.





2 hrs
£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
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