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.

Music The History of Opera (Abridged)
Wednesday 26 April3pm

The History of Opera (Abridged)


Brendan Wheatley and Bridgett Gill

A light hearted and informative afternoon combined with wonderful singing accompanied by piano and guest soprano. The afternoon is interspersed with interesting facts and anecdotes to demonstrate the ever changing styles in the wonderful art form of opera: including arias and duets by Handel, Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Mussorgsky and many many more.


Brendan and Bridgett have devoted a lifetime to opera, as singers, directors and in running their own successful touring companies, Opera Box and Swansea City Opera. Often tongue in cheek, they look forward to sharing their love of opera with you!

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Opera Lakmé (Delibes)Saturday 13 May    7.30pm

Swansea City Opera presents

This production of Lakmé, directed by Brendan Wheatley and musical direction John Beswick, is set in India during the 1880’s. Though famous for the ‘Flower Duet’, which has become so familiar, Lakmé contains many other hidden musical gems including the stratospheric and challenging ‘Bell Song’. 

Like other French operas of the period, it captures the ambience of the Orient seen through Western eyes and, topically for today, tells of religious tensions and conflict leading to personal sacrifice, heartbreak and death.

Sung in English

There will be a pre-performance talk about the opera and production given by the Artistic Director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley. (6.15pm)

Running time to be confirmed
*18, £16 concessions/ gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast Met Encore: Der Rosenkavalier
Sunday 14 May 5.30pm

Der Rosenkavalier

In a new production of Stauss’ opera, the dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star. Director Robert Carsen places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.

4hrs 12 inluding intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music A Gala Performance
Saturday 27 May7.30pm

A Gala Performance

Come and join the party atmosphere here at Ucheldre this Spring.

We have a gala performance of popular classical music, instrumental and song, from students of Bangor University. As well as a unique dance experience.

Chu Tin Yat (Kenny) - Pianist       Elly Chan - Pianist       Fuenaglada(Organ) Prwang - Soprano

Sum Ming Lee (Joyce) - Violin and Dance     Yichun Feng - Soprano



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

This event is being held in aid of the Ucheldre Centre.
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
Wednesday 28 June7.15pm

Otello (Verdi)

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta his love Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award- winning director Keith Warner.

A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona's rapturous love duet and Desdemona's poignant 'Willow Song'. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece.

2hrs 45 incl intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture