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 ROH Live:
Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci (Mascagni | Leoncavallo)
Sunday 13 December2pm

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci (Mascagni | Leoncavallo) 

These two short Italian operas are each regarded as the composers’ masterpiece, and are brought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto, who sets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has a hold. 

The Royal Opera’s Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts a cast that includes charismatic Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, exciting Italian soprano Carmen Giannattasio and the thrilling Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko.

Santuzza Eva-Maria Westbroek      Canio Aleksandrs Antonenko
Turiddu Aleksandrs Antonenko     Tonio Dimitri Platanias
Mamma Lucia Elena Zilio                 Nedda Carmen Giannattasio
Alfio Dimitri Platanias                     Beppe Benjamin Hulett
Lola Martina Belli                             Silvio Dionysios Sourbis
3hrs (One interval)
Sung in Italian with surtitles       £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live:
La Traviata  (Verdi)
Thursday 4 February6.45pm

La Traviata

La Traviata is regarded as one of Verdi’s finest operas, and Richard Eyre’s traditional staging, is one of The Royal Opera’s most popular productions.  The opera tells the story of the Parisian courtesan Violetta Valéry, one of opera’s greatest heroines, based on the real life courtesan Marie Duplessis, who died in 1847 aged just 23. 

In this revival, Violetta is sung by Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva in her debut with The Royal Opera, following her successful appearance as Violetta at the Glyndebourne Festival.

Conductor  Yves Abel with Royal Opera Chorus, and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Director  Richard Eyre
Violetta Valery  Venera Gimadieva    
Alfredo Germont  Saimir Pirgu               
Giorgio Germont  Luca Salsi                   
Flora Bervoix  Andrea Hill

Gastone de Letorières  Luis Gomes

Annina Sarah Pring

Baron Douphol Yuriy Yurchuk                      

3hrs 20 (Two intervals)
Sung in Italian with surtitles       £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture