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.


Broadcast Met Opera Live: Rusalka
Saturday 25 February5.55pm
Met Opera Live: Rusalka (Dvořák)


Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical mermaid Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Director Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts. 


Sung in Czech with English surtitles


3hrs 40 with intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plantThe Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments
Broadcast MET Opera Live:
La Traviata
Saturday 11 March5.55pm
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La Taviata (Verdi)


Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles




2hrs 30 including interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments
Broadcast Met Opera Live: Idomeneo
Satruday 25 March5.55pm

Idomeneo (Mozart)

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles



3hrs 58 with intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
Madama Butterfly
Thursday 30 March7.15pm

Madama Butterfly (Puccini)

Antonio Pappano conducts Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s stunningly beautiful production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. One of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband.  Much loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role, with naval officer B.F. Pinkerton sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles



2hrs 45 with interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments
Broadcast Met Opera Live: Eugene Onegin
Saturday 22 April5.55pm

Met Opera Live: Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Peter Mattei as the lovestruck Tatiana and the aristocratic Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin’s friend turned rival Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.

Sung in Russian with English surtitles


3hrs 38 with intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture