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 Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart)
Saturday 26 April5.55pm

MET Live: Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart opera)
 James Levine conducts the first Live in HD performance of Mozart’s barbed romance Così fan tutte. Lesley Koenig’s sleek production will star Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella; Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov as their fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; Danielle de Niese as their feisty maid Despina; and Maurizio Muraro as the cynical Don Alfonso.

www.metoperafamily.org 




Conductor: James Levine

Production: Lesley Koenig

Designer: Michael Yeargan

Lighting Designer: Duane Schuler

Cast: Susanna Phillips (Fiordiligi), Isabel Leonard (Dorabella), Danielle de Niese (Despina), Matthew Polenzani (Ferrando), Rodion Pogossov (Guglielmo), Maurizio Muraro (Don Alfonso)

4 hr 5
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Community Opera Workshop with Marian Bryfdir
Saturday 10 May10am
Gweithdy Lleisiol • Vocal Workshop
gan/with
Marian Bryfdir and Gwilym Lewis
A workshop aimed at developing and improving, but above all enjoying, your voice whether it be in folk or classical style! Vocal techniques, and exercises in the morning session will be followed in the afternoon with an opportunity to develop solo work with Marian Bryfdir, or ensemble pieces with choral director Gwilym Lewis.

There will also be the opportunity to work on pieces to participate in Swansea City Opera’s production of The Marriage of Figaro on 17 May 2014.

Cyfres newydd o weithdai ar gyfer datblygu a gwella, ond yn fwy na dim, mwynhau eich llais, boed hynnymewn arddull gwerin neu glasurol! Bydd technegau lleisiol ac ymarferion yn y bore’n cael eu dilyn gangyfle yn y prynhawn i ddatblygu gwaith unawd gyda Marian Bryfdir, neu ddarnau ensemble gyda’rcyfarwyddwr corawl Gwilym Lewis.

Fe fydd cyfle hefyd i weithio ar ddarnau er mwyn cymryd rhan yng nghynhyrchiad Opera Dinas Abertawe o The Marriage of Figaro ar 17 Mai 2014.

Next sessions are: Saturdays 14 Jun, and 5 Jul.
10 am/ym - 4 pm/yh
£10, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau & students
Broadcast Cenerentola (Rossini)
Saturday 10 May5.55pm

MET Live: Cenerentola (Rossini)
Joyce DiDonato sings her first Met performances of the title character in Rossini’s Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, with bel canto master Juan Diego Flórez as her dashing prince. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that also includes Pietro Spagnoli in his Met debut as the servant Dandini, Alessandro Corbelli as Cenerentola’s stepfather Don Magnifico, and Luca Pisaroni as Don Ramiro’s tutor, Alidoro.





Conductor: Fabio Luisi

Production: Cesare Lievi 

Designer: Maurizio Balò

Lighting Designer: Gigi Saccomandi

Choreographer: Daniela Schiavone

Cast: Joyce DiDonato (Angelina), Juan Diego Flórez (Don Ramiro), Pietro Spagnoli (Dandini), Alessandro Corbelli (Don Magnifico), Luca Pisaroni (Alidoro)

3 hr 40
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Opera The Marriage of Figaro
Saturday 17 May7.30pm
The Marriage of Figaro

 SWANSEA CITY OPERA


The Marriage of Figaro is one of the finest operas ever written, Mozart’s sublime music is a feast for jaded opera goers and newcomers alike. Swansea City Opera are known throughout the UK for their sparkling performances of comic opera and their Figaro will be no exception. 

Beautifully staged and sung in English, with elegant 18th century costumes and performed by some of the finest singers and orchestral players in the country, Figaro will give you an enchanting evening’s entertainment - a delight for the eyes and ears. 

The Marriage of Figaro has a typically complicated plot…but briefly.

Taking place after the events in The Barber of Seville, the opera recounts a single day in the palace of the Count Almaviva in Spain. The Count has designs on one of his maids, Susanna, who is going to be married to Figaro, the Count’s valet. Figaro, Susanna, and the Countess conspire to embarrass the Count and expose his infidelity. At night, all find themselves on the palace grounds, where a comic series of cases of mistaken identity results in ……well you must come and find out! 

There will be a pre-performance talk about the opera and production at 6.15pm, given by the Artistic Director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley. (if required, please check with the Manager that it is happening at your venue and at what time) 

What the papers said about our last tours 

 “This company always delivers the goods and when the goods is a deliciously uplifting slice of Mozart it can be very good indeed” North Devon Journal 

“If you like your opera fresh, frothy and funny then Mansfield Palace Theatre was the place to be when the enterprising Swansea City Opera made a return visit with Donizetti’s comic masterpiece ‘Don Pasquale.’…..an evening of excellent entertainment in the best “bel canto” tradition from a quality quartet that delivered on every note in this beautifully staged production in 1840s costumes.” Worksop Guardia. 

Make a night of it by enjoying a simple but delicious set pre-opera meal in the Ucheldre Restaurant. Booking advisible.


5 pm Restaurant open for pre-opera meals

6.15 pm Pre-opera talk about the opera and its production by SCO’s Artistic Director, Brendan Wheatley.

7.30 pm Concert








*£18, £16 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast Manon Lescaut
Tuesday 24 June6.45pm

ROH Live: Manon Lescaut (Opera)


Sung in Italian

This early Puccini masterpiece makes a welcome return to Covent Garden after an absence of over 20 years, in a new production by Jonathan Kent under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano. The exciting Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais sings the title role. A consummate Puccini soprano, Opolais caused a sensation as Madama Butterfly in 2011, and with Manon Lescaut, the bold but impressionable heroine, we will see a very different side of her character. She is matched in star power by Jonas Kaufmann as her lover, Des Grieux, and Christopher Maltman as her cynical brother Lescaut. This is a much anticipated new production, and Kent’s vision of a young girl who faces temptation in the big city will surely resonate with today’s audience.

Manon Lescaut: Kristine Opolais, Geronte de Ravoir: Maurizio Muraro,  Lescaut: Christopher Maltman  Edmondo: Benjamin Hulett,  Chevalier des Grieux: Jonas Kaufmann,  Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Conductor: Antonio Pappano,  Director: Jonathan Kent, Designs: Paul Brown,  Lighting design: Mark Henderson, Choreography: Denni Sayers

www.roh.org.uk/cinema


£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Community Opera Workshop with Marian Bryfdir
Saturday 5 July10am
Gweithdy Lleisiol • Vocal Workshop
gan/with
Marian Bryfdir and Gwilym Lewis
A workshop aimed at developing and improving, but above all enjoying, your voice whether it be in folk or classical style! Vocal techniques, and exercises in the morning session will be followed in the afternoon with an opportunity to develop solo work with Marian Bryfdir, or ensemble pieces with choral director Gwilym Lewis.



Cyfres newydd o weithdai ar gyfer datblygu a gwella, ond yn fwy na dim, mwynhau eich llais, boed hynnymewn arddull gwerin neu glasurol! Bydd technegau lleisiol ac ymarferion yn y bore’n cael eu dilyn gangyfle yn y prynhawn i ddatblygu gwaith unawd gyda Marian Bryfdir, neu ddarnau ensemble gyda’rcyfarwyddwr corawl Gwilym Lewis.




10 am/ym - 4 pm/yh
£10, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau & students
Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture