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 Opera Live: The Magic Flute (Mozart) Wednesday 20 September7.15pm

ROH Opera Live: The Magic Flute (Mozart)

 

Prince Tamino (Mauro Peter) promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina (Siobhan Stagg) from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno (Roderick Williams) – but all is not as it seems…


Mozart’s The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s classic production embracing both the seriousness and comedy of the piece. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fireworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias.  Julia Jones conducts this glorious opera.

Sung in German with English surtitles

To see a short trailer please click here

3hrs 10 including one interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Opera Live: La Bohéme (Puccini) Tuesday 3 October7.15pm

ROH Opera Live: La Bohéme (Puccini)

 When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.

Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris, the capital of the 19th century. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular, stylized 1850s setting.

Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since.

Conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars a superb young cast including Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecieñ

Sung in Italian with English surtitles
2hrs 35 including one interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Live Encore: Norma Sunday 8 October5.55pm

MET Live Encore: Norma (Bellini)

 

 (A New Production)

This new production of Bellini’s masterpiece stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa (a casting coup for bel canto fans). Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles
2hrs 35 including one interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
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Broadcast Met Opera Live:
Die Zauberflöte
Saturday 14 October5.55pm

MET Live Encore: Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)

Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length, German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.



With an amazing cast :

Pamina - Golda Schultz, Queen of the Night - Kathryn Lewek, Tamino - Charles Castronovo,

Papageno - Markus Werba and Sarastro - René Papa


With a clever use of puppetry, this looks to be a very lively and colourful production.

Sung in German with English surtitles

3hrs 29
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

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