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 MET Opera Live:
L'Amour de Loin
Saturday 10 December5.55pm
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L'Amour de Loin - Saariaho

Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera finally has its Metropolitan Opera premiere. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut in this dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea.

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2hrs 50 including interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments
Opera The Met Opera Live: Nabucco
Saturday 7 January5.55pm
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Nabucco

Verdi's epic opera returns to the Met in a powerful and ambitious production conducted by James Levine. We go back in time to Babylon, where tensions are rising between the Babylonians and the Hebrews. The king, Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar) sung by Placido Domingo, is under threat from his treacherous daughter Abigaille (Liudmyla Monastyrska) a warrior woman determined to rule the empire. Jamie Barton plays the heroic Fenena.

‘Redemption, revenge, love and despair Nabucco is a magnificent example of Verdi's genius and is a must see this season!’ MET Sung in Italian with English surtitles

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2hrs 43 with interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plantThe Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments
Opera MET Opera Live:
Roméo et Juliette
Saturday 21 January5.55pm
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Roméo et Juliette by Gounod

When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. Bartlett Sher’s new production has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.


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3hrs including interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plantThe Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments
Opera ROH Opera Live:
Il Trovatore
Tuesday 31 January7.15pm
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Il Trovatore

International superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a superb cast of world-class singers in this Verdi classic.

Il Trovatore is one of the great operas of the Romantic period, a story of passion and blood, love and vengeance, disaster and murder.

This new atmospheric and poetic staging by director David Bösch puts the story of passion against the backdrop of war. Fire and snow in the landscape echo the cruelty and love of the story: soldiers and gypsies clash, a mother reveals a terrible secret and two men are engaged in a deadly fight for one woman. The famous Anvil Chorus is just one of the highlights of Verdi’s exceptionally fine music, which captures the shifting emotions of the drama through impassioned love duets, fiery solos and stirring choruses.



3hrs including interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plantThe Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments

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