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 — Opera

The Ucheldre Centre is an ideal venue for small-scale touring opera, and has hosted several productions by Welsh National Opera and Swansea City Opera, as well as by touring groups of singers.

Opera The Garden Consort:
The Pleasure of Your Company
Friday 29 July7.30pm
The Pleasure of Your Company

The Garden Consort, four singers and a pianist from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, request the Pleasure of Your Company for a scintillating selection of vocal gems from across the musical spectrum from Grand Opera to the West End and Broadway including Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Strauss, Hammerstein, Sullivan and Romberg.

Opera Glyndebourne Live:
Béatrice et Bénédict
Tuesday 9 August6.30pm

Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict (Beatrice and Benedict)

Live from Glyndebourne’s 2016 Festival

Love conquers all in Berlioz’s sparkling take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing as part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations.

This is the first ever fully staged version of the opera at Glyndebourne, as it has only previously been performed as a concert piece.

From Elizabeth and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, to Hermione and Ron in the Harry Potter series, the age-old premise of verbal sparring to mask true feelings of love or passion is employed to magnificent effect in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict.

Berlioz selected the sunniest and funniest elements of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and set them to ravishing music to create this witty love-hate duel.  The opera’s overture explodes with a buoyant sense of fun and elegant wit and there are several splendid numbers for the female characters, especially the sublime Act I duet-nocturne, described by one critic as a ‘marvel of indescribable lyrical beauty’.

Conducted by Robin Ticciati and seen through the unique vision of director Laurent Pelly, Berlioz’s comic gem makes its long-awaited Glyndebourne premiere in Festival 2016. With the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus

Please find the trailer on YouTube here

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Voice Workshop with
Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones

Saturday 27 August 10am - 4pm

Voice Workshop with
Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones

 The second in the follow-up workshops with Marian Bryfdir and the singer and choir master Kiefer Jones aimed at developing your voice whether your interest lies in jazz, folk, opera or choral . Come along and try it.  All ages and levels of experience and interest are welcome.

6 hrs  with lunch interval
£12, £6 gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr/concessions & students
Opera ROH Live: Norma
Monday 26 September7.15pm
Norma (Bellini)

This new production of Norma for The Royal Opera is distinguished by a superlative cast of internationally renowned singers. Bellini’s classic bel canto opera is full of wonderful melodies and opportunities for star singing.  But it is especially known for Norma’s stunning showpiece area, ‘Casta diva’

Alex Ollé of innovative Catalan theatre group La Fura dels Baus directs, bringing a modern edge to this timeless tale of love, rivalry and betrayal, set against a backdrop of war driven by the extremes of a fanatically religious society.

Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this stunning cast, including Joseph Calleja as Norma’s secret lover, Pollione and Sonia Ganassi as the priestess Adalgisa, in a striking new production, which opens in the 2016/17 Season.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

3hrs 25 incl interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments
Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture