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 ROH Opera Live:
The Queen of Spades
Tuesday 22 January6.45pm

The Royal Opera

presents

The Queen of Spades

In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered five- star reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.  

    For trailer please click here.    
3hrs 30 incl interval
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Bite-Sized Ballets:
Tortoise & The Hare
Saturday 26 January5pm

Northern Ballet: Bite-Sized Ballets

Tortoise & The Hare

Northern Ballet’s Bite Sized Ballets are the perfect way for your little ones to enjoy the magic of dance, music and storytelling on the big screen! See Tortoise & the Hare brought to life by Northern Ballet’s amazing dancers in this colourful and highly entertaining film made especially for children.


Once upon a time there was a speedy Hare who would never stop talking about how fast he could run. Sick of being teased for his slowness, Tortoise challenged him to a race. No one thought he could win, but life is full of surprises!

Northern Ballet’s Tortoise & the Hare races on to the big screen as part of our fantastic season of interactive ballets for children, narrated by Anita Rani. With playful characters and spellbinding music, this adorable ballet is sure to have your little ones dancing with excitement!


1hr
£5 (£3 children/plant)
Broadcast Bite-Sized Ballets:
Tortoise & The Hare
Sunday 27 January3.30pm

Northern Ballet: Bite-Sized Ballets

Tortoise & The Hare

Northern Ballet’s Bite Sized Ballets are the perfect way for your little ones to enjoy the magic of dance, music and storytelling on the big screen! See Tortoise & the Hare brought to life by Northern Ballet’s amazing dancers in this colourful and highly entertaining film made especially for children.


Once upon a time there was a speedy Hare who would never stop talking about how fast he could run. Sick of being teased for his slowness, Tortoise challenged him to a race. No one thought he could win, but life is full of surprises!

Northern Ballet’s Tortoise & the Hare races on to the big screen as part of our fantastic season of interactive ballets for children, narrated by Anita Rani. With playful characters and spellbinding music, this adorable ballet is sure to have your little ones dancing with excitement!



1hr
£5 (£3 children/plant)
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
La Traviata
Wednesday 30 January6.45pm




The Royal Opera

La Traviata

Giuseppe Verdi

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing.

Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


3hrs 35 incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live:
I'm Not Running (12A)
Thursday 31 January7pm

National Theatre Live

I'm Not Running

by David Hare

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

To view trailer please click here


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
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Broadcast Met Opera Encore:
Carmen
Sunday 3 February5.55pm



Met Opera Encore

Carmen

Georges Bizet

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenor Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Louis Langrée conduct Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favourite since its 2009 premiere.

Bizet’s masterpiece of the gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules has had an impact far beyond the opera house. The opera’s melodic sweep is as irresistible as the title character herself, a force of nature who has become a defining female cultural figure. Carmen was a scandal at its premiere but soon after became a triumphal success and has remained one of the most frequently staged operas in the world.

Sung in French with English surtitles
For season trailer please click here
3hrs 22   1 interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet:
Don Quixote
Tuesday 19 February7.15pm



The Royal Ballet

Don Quixote

Choreographer Carlos Acosta after Petipa

Composer Ludwig Minkus

Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.

Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.


2hrs 45 incl interval
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Bite-Sized Ballets:
Elves & the Shoemaker
Sunday 24 February3.30pm

Northern Ballet: Bite-Sized Ballets

Elves & the Shoemaker

Northern Ballet’s Bite Sized Ballets are the perfect way for your little ones to enjoy the magic of dance, music and storytelling on the big screen! See Elves & the Shoemaker brought to life by Northern Ballet’s amazing dancers in this colourful and highly entertaining film made especially for children.


A hard-working shoemaker struggles to support his family. But when he sees a poor lady in need of help, he gives her his final pair of shoes. The next morning he awakes to find that his last piece of leather has been transformed into the most magnificent pair of magical shoes. But who has mysteriously made them?

Northern Ballet’s Elves & the Shoemaker stomps onto the big screen as part of our fantastic season of interactive ballets for children, narrated by Anita Rani. With playful characters and spellbinding music, this adorable ballet is sure to have your little ones dancing with excitement!


1hr
£5 (£3 children/plant)
ns
Broadcast Met Opera Live:
La Fille du Régiment
Saturday 2 March5.55pm

Met Opera Live

La Fille du Régiment

Gaetano Donizetti

Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Maurizio Muraro is the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

This frothy comedy mixes humour with a rush of buoyant melody and notorious vocal challenges. The story concerns a young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot and begins at the moment of her first stirrings of love. Complications (and comedy) ensue when her true identity is discovered. The action is startlingly simple and unencumbered by intricate subplots, allowing the full charm of the characters and their virtuosic music to come across in an uninhibited way.

Sung in French with English surtitles
For season trailer please click here
2hrs 35   1 interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Bite-Sized Ballets:
Three Little Pigs
Saturday 23 March2pm

Northern Ballet: Bite-Sized Ballets

Three Little Pigs

Northern Ballet’s Bite Sized Ballets are the perfect way for your little ones to enjoy the magic of dance, music and storytelling on the big screen! See Three Little Pigs brought to life by Northern Ballet’s amazing dancers in this colourful and highly entertaining film made especially for children.



Three Little pigs set out into the world. One builds a house of straw. The second a house made of sticks. The third pig builds his house with bricks. Then along comes a very hungry wolf...

Northern Ballet’s Three Little Pigs hits the big screen as part of our fantastic season of interactive ballets for children, narrated by Anita Rani.

With playful characters and spellbinding music, this adorable ballet is sure to have your little ones dancing all the way home with excitement!


1hr
£5 (£3 children/plant)
Broadcast Bite-Sized Ballets:
Three Little Pigs
Sunday 24 March3.30pm

Northern Ballet: Bite-Sized Ballets

Three Little Pigs

Northern Ballet’s Bite Sized Ballets are the perfect way for your little ones to enjoy the magic of dance, music and storytelling on the big screen! See Three Little Pigs brought to life by Northern Ballet’s amazing dancers in this colourful and highly entertaining film made especially for children.


Three Little pigs set out into the world. One builds a house of straw. The second a house made of sticks. The third pig builds his house with bricks. Then along comes a very hungry wolf...

Northern Ballet’s Three Little Pigs hits the big screen as part of our fantastic season of interactive ballets for children, narrated by Anita Rani.

With playful characters and spellbinding music, this adorable ballet is sure to have your little ones dancing all the way home with excitement!


1hr
£5 (£3 children/plant)
ns
Broadcast Met Opera Live:
Die Walküre
Saturday 30 march5pm




Met Opera Live

Die Walküre

Richard Wagner

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s wilful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.


The second opera in Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle, Die Walküre has long stood on its own as an evening of extraordinarily powerful theatre. Part of this appeal lies in its focus on some of the Ring’s most interesting characters at decisive moments of their lives: Wotan, the leader of the gods; his wife, Fricka; his twin offspring, Siegmund and Sieglinde; and, above all, Wotan’s warrior daughter Brünnhilde. These characters and others follow their destinies to some of Wagner’s most remarkable music.

Sung in German with English surtitles 

For season trailer please click here
4hrs 55   2 intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
La Forza Del Destino
Tuesday 2 April6.15pm



The Royal Opera

La Forza Del Destino

Giuseppe Verdi

A new production.

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny)

an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. T

he production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


4hrs 15 incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live: As You Like It
Wednesday 17 April7pm

RSC Live

As You Like It

William Shakespeare

                               Come into the forest: dare to change your state of mind.
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head.  With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.

Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare's romantic comedy.

Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
Faust
Tuesday 30 April6.45pm


The Royal Opera

Faust

Charles-François Gounod

An opera in five acts:

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès.

Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus conducted by Dan Ettinger

Sung in French with English surtitles


3hrs 45 incl interval
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
ns
Broadcast Met Opera Live:
Dialogues des Carmélites
Saturday 11 May5pm


Met Opera Live

Dialogues des Carmélites

Francis Poulenc

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

  

The opera takes place between 1789 and 1794 in Paris and in the town of Compiègne in north-eastern France, the site of the Carmelite nuns’ convent. Its historical basis is the martyrdom of a group of 16 Carmelite nuns and lay sisters from Compiègne, who chose to offer themselves as victims for the restoration of peace to France during the Revolution.

Sung in French with English surtitles
3hrs 09   1 interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live: All My Sons
Tuesday 14 May7pm

All My Sons

by Arthur Miller

directed by Jeremy Herrin

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin). All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet
Thursday 16 May7.15pm

The Royal Ballet

Within the Golden Hour

A New Work from Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Flight Pattern

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers.

Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset.

Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration.

Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.
3hrs 15incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Broadcast RSC Live:
The Taming of the Shrew
Wednesday 5 June7pm

RSC Live:

The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) returns Shakespeare's fierce, energitic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of heirarchy and power.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet:
Romeo and Juliet
Tuesday 11 June7.15pm

The Royal Ballet

Romeo and Juliet

Composer Sergei Prokofiev

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end.
Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.


3hrs 15 incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live:
Measure for Measure
Wednesday 31 July7pm

RSC Live:

Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare

"To whom should I complain?"

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today.

Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.


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

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