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Weekly Newsletter

I am receiving a lot of 'bounced back' weekly newsletters.  If you have put your names forward for inclusion in the weekly email list and are not actually receiving them please can you get in touch with me (for the attention of Jan re weekly letters)  on marketing @ucheldre.org.  I can then try to track down the reason for the bounce back.  Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Best wishes

Jan Thomas


Community

Weekly Classes and Groups at Ucheldre this Autumn


Weekly Classes and Groups Are Held at Ucheldre

for more information please see the News tab on this website

for dates and times please call the box-office on 01407 763361

or email box-office@ucheldre.org


Community Saturday Art Club Every Saturday10-12 noon; 1.30-3.30pm
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Jacquie Myrtle leads these popular art workshops for children.

2hrs
We are able to keep this very low price thanks to sponsorship from Arts and Business and Holyhead Boatyard. £2 per session
Drama PropsAnvil Weekly

PropsAnvil

Artistic Director and Props Principal Anne Jones

Props Theatre School and Anvil Productions

Currently producing up to five shows a year, and holding weekly classes, examinations and rehearsals at the Ucheldre

Props Theatre School

The education and training unit of PropsAnvil is for children and adults.  

Anvil Productions

As a leading theatre company Anvil nurtures fresh young talent introducing them to experienced professionals. Together they rediscover the classics and more to produce quality theatre of all kinds for audiences across the country.

click here to see the PropsAnvil website for futher information.
Community Ucheldre Rep Tuesday & Thursday7.30pm


The Ucheldre Rep meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

New members always welcome.

Click here for the Ucheldre Rep web site.

Admission free

Exhibition Exhibition: TIME AND TIDE

Time and Tide

Exhibition Opens at 2pm all are invited

As this is the year of the sea the group decided to focus on

the beauty and diversity of what the oceans are and hold!

 

Theresa Fox-Byrne’s body of work focuses directly on societies throw away plastic culture. All kinds of plastic waste end up in the sea and plastic packaging, net, milk bottle tops, pharmaceutical drug packaging are but a small part of a group of installation pieces that will shock and hopefully create some discussion when viewed! 

Mae gwaith Theresa Fox-Byrne yn canolbwyntio’n uniongyrchol ar y diwylliant taflu plastig sy’n rhan o’n cymdeithas. Mae pob mathau o wastraff plastig yn cyrraedd pen eu taith yn y môr, ac nid yw pecynnau plastig, rhwydi, topiau poteli llefrith a phecynnau cyffuriau fferyllol ond rhan fach o grŵp o ddarnau gosod i beri sioc ac a fydd gobeithio yn creu rhywfaint o drafod pan gaiff ei weld!

Cheryl Crichton-Edwards has created abstract mixed media landscapes and seascapes using found objects. She has incorporated stitch, weave, and drawn marks on paper and cloth that are a direct response to the landscape and seascape of North Wales.

Mae Cheryl Crichton-Edwards wedi creu tirluniau a morluniau haniaethol cyfryngau cymysg gan ddefnyddio gwrthrychau y cafodd hyd iddynt. Mae wedi ymgorffori pwytho a gwehyddu ac wedi llunio marciau ar bapur a brethyn sy’n ymateb uniongyrchol i dirwedd a morwedd gogledd Cymru.

Pat Butters has focused her theme on seascapes and coastal walks around North Wales using beautiful Welsh wools and stitch. She tries not only to capture the beauty and diversity of the seas but also the power and magnificence of nature.

Mae thema Pat Butters yn canolbwyntio ar forweddau a theithiau cerdded arfordirol o amgylch gogledd Cymru gan ddefnyddio gwlân a phwytho hyfryd Cymreig. Mae hi’n ceisio dal prydferthwch ac amrywiaeth y moroedd yn ogystal â grym ac ysblander natur. 

Anwen Hughes has focused her work on creating felted pieces using Welsh wool, driftwood and washed up objects that she has collected from around the North Wales coastline. She also is passionate about the Welsh language and has included sayings and poetry into her pieces.

Mae Anwen Hughes wedi canolbwyntio ei gwaith ar greu darnau ffelt gan ddefnyddio gwlân Cymreig, broc môr a gwrthrychau a olchwyd i’r lan a gasglwyd ganddi o gwmpas arfordir gogledd Cymru. Mae hi hefyd yn cynnwys ymadroddion a barddoniaeth Gymraeg yn ei darnau oherwydd ei chariad angerddol at yr iaith.

Exhibition runs until Friday 5 October / Arddangosfa yn rhedig tan dydd Gwener 5 Hydref

Free Entry
Music Jazz Club
Monday 24 September8pm

Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.

Non-members welcome


Free
Broadcast NT Live: King Lear (12A)
Thursday 27 September7pm


National Theatre Live

King Lear

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season.  Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)
3hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Please note that King Lear will contain strobe lighting
Music Welsh Chamber Orchestra
Friday 5 October7.30pm

Welsh Chamber Orchestra

Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Anthony Hose 

and baritone Jeremy Huw Williams bring the

Welsh Chamber Orchestra to Ucheldre.

With music from composers Mozart, Bach - Stokowski, Debussy, Hilary Tann, Morfydd Owen and Schubert the evening promises to be a delight.

click here to here to listen to Jeremy Huw Williams (Baritone with the WCO)
£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music 2nd in a Series of 3
Vocal Workshops
Saturday 6 October10am - 2.30pm

Vocal Workshops with Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones

Workshop 2- “Getting the Voice Moving”

 Reinforcing the breath and body connection we will work on exercises for flexibility and to help extend the range of the voice and access the upper and lower notes without strain.

Some work also on vowels and consonants in preparation for Workshop 3.

There will be an opportunity afterwards to talk to the tutors.

Timetable for the day:

10am         Meet in the cafe and book lunch

10.30am   Main Hall

12.15pm   Lunch

12.45pm   Main Hall

2.30pm     Finish

Final workshop in the series - 10 November
4hrs 30
£20, £15 concessions/gostyngiadau, £10 students/mufyrwyr
Broadcast Met Opera Live:
Aida
Saturday 6 October5.55pm

Met Opera Live

Aida

Giuseppe Verdi

In what should be a highlight of the new season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris, tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko sings Radamès. Conductor Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production.  

This grandest of grand operas features an epic backdrop for what is in essence an intimate love story. Set in ancient Egypt and packed with magnificent choruses, complex ensembles, and elaborate ballets, Aida never loses sight of its three protagonists. Few operas have matched Aida in its exploration of the conflict of private emotion and public duty, and perhaps no other has remained to the present day so unanimously appreciated by audiences and critics alike.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

For video link please click here
3hrs 36
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Literary Lit Soc: Sian Northey
Friday 12 October1pm - 3pm

Ar Goll in Translation

with

Sian Northey

A creative writing workshop on translation with Sian Northey.

Working with texts in other languages, be they languages you’re familiar with or not, and having your own work translated into another language can be valuable exercises. You’re forced to think deeply about meaning or to listen carefully to sound and often to collaborate with others and be open to new ideas. And don’t worry if you’re monolingual, or almost monolingual – that will only add to the fun and to the originality of what you produce!

Sian Northey writes in Welsh and writes in many genres – mainly fiction, for children and adults, and poetry. Her first poetry collection, Trwy Ddyddiau Gwydr, was on the shortlist for Welsh Book of the Year and two of her novels, Yn y Tŷ Hwn and Rhyd y Gro, were chosen to be on the Welsh Literature Exchange's Bookcase. She was the translator of Alys Conran's novel, Pigeon, into Welsh and in March this year took part in a ten day translation workshop in Kerala, India co-organised by Literature Across Frontiers and Sahitya Pravarthaka Saharkarana Sangham. She was recently awarded a PhD in Creative Writing in the School of Welsh at Bangor University.

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawbription


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/ gostyngiadau
Music Radio Amore
Saturday 13 October7.30pm

Sound Affairs

present

Radio Amore

A live musical mixtape of works by Italian and British composers with pieces ranging from baroque to the present day. An evening immersed in the combining of cultures, incredible music, and beautiful performances, Radio Amore is part of Sound Affairs’ 30th anniversary celebrations.  

This continuous performance features a programme of music from Italy and Britain, including new work from composer Charlie Barber alongside music by Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Purcell, Handel, Steve Martland and Michael Nyman.  Inspired by the pieces and their origins, Radio Amore is curated with an appreciative nod towards late-night music radio.

As well as the pieces being performed, Radio Amore also brings together musicians from Italy and Britain, and features performances from Italian oboist Michele Batanialongside British musicians, the Mavron String Quartet and bassist Ashley-John Long.


1hr
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet: Mayerling (Macmillan)
Monday 15 October7.15pm


The Royal Ballet

Mayerling

Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan

Composer Franz Liszt

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf.

From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide.

The large cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballet's many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.

This broadcast from the Royal Opera House is classified (12A)

3hrs 15incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
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Broadcast Met Opera Live:
Samson et Dalila
Saturday 20 October5.55pm


Met Opera Live

Samson et Dalila

Camille Saint-Saëns

When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila.

Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2014 for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive staging, featuring a monumental setting for the last-act Temple of Dagon, where the hero crushes his Philistine enemies. Sir Mark Elder conducts the first new Met production of the work in 20 years.

The High Priest is sung by Laurent Naouri and Abimélech by Elchin Azizov and the Old Hebrew by Dmitry.

Sung in French with English surtitles

3hrs 4  2 intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music Jazz Club
Monday 22 October8pm

Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.

Non-members welcome


Free
Broadcast Funny Girl
Wednesday 24 October7pm

Funny Girl

   Sheridan Smith gives the performance of a lifetime in this brilliant production of Funny Girl.

With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Isobel Lennart, the Broadway smash which skyrocketed Barbra Streisand to stardom, was revived with Sheridan Smith playing Fanny Brice, who rose from the Lower East Side of New York to become one of Broadway's biggest stars under producer Florenz Ziegfield.  While she was cheered onstage as a great comedienne, offstage she faced a doomed relationship with the man she loved.  With a score featuring now-classic songs such as "People", "You Are Woman, I Am Man" and "Don't Rain on My Parade", this new production directed by  Michael Mayer was a must-see theatrical event.

‘Michael Mayer’s vivacious production has wit, charm and energy, sparkly choreography, and a strong, ebullient cast.’ Financial Times

'Sheridan Smith is one of British Theatre’s truly golden performers – a versatile star who thrills with her ability to be simultaneously touching and hilarious. Here she’s on glorious form.' Evening Standard

 ‘An unforgettable star turn… Smith is hilarious, glorious, touching. With a performance that is all-singing, all dancing, all-joking and, somehow, all-soul too.’ The Times


2hrs 20
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Community Cyngerdd Radio
Ysbyty Gwynedd Concert
Friday 26 October7.30pm

KEV BACH YN CYFLWYNO

KEV BACH PRESENTS

Bryn Fôn

Gwen Edwards

Tri Tenar

Moniars

Harmoneli


ticket price £10
Broadcast Met Opera Live:
La Fanciulla Del West
Saturday 27 October5.55pm

Met Opera Live

La Fanciulla Del West

Giacomo Puccini

Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with the heralded return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves.  Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

Puccini’s “American” opera, based on David Belasco’s play The Girl of the Golden West, had its glamorous and highly publicized world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera, with the composer in the audience. The drama is set during the California Gold Rush, and the girl of the title is one of Puccini’s most appealing heroines—a strong, independent woman determined to win the man she loves. Although it fell out of favour with audiences for a few decades following its original success, Fanciulla has rebounded in popularity in recent years and is now counted among Puccini’s best works.

Carlos Bosi sings Nick, Michael Todd Simpson Sonora, Matthew Rose Ashby and Jake Wallas Oren.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

3hrs 22   2 intervals

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Funny Girl (Encore)
Sunday 28 October2pm


Funny Girl

   Sheridan Smith gives the performance of a lifetime in this brilliant production of Funny Girl.

With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Isobel Lennart, the Broadway smash which skyrocketed Barbra Streisand to stardom, was revived with Sheridan Smith playing Fanny Brice, who rose from the Lower East Side of New York to become one of Broadway's biggest stars under producer Florenz Ziegfield.  While she was cheered onstage as a great comedienne, offstage she faced a doomed relationship with the man she loved.  With a score featuring now-classic songs such as "People", "You Are Woman, I Am Man" and "Don't Rain on My Parade", this new production directed by  Michael Mayer was a must-see theatrical event.

‘Michael Mayer’s vivacious production has wit, charm and energy, sparkly choreography, and a strong, ebullient cast.’ Financial Times

'Sheridan Smith is one of British Theatre’s truly golden performers – a versatile star who thrills with her ability to be simultaneously touching and hilarious. Here she’s on glorious form.' Evening Standard

 ‘An unforgettable star turn… Smith is hilarious, glorious, touching. With a performance that is all-singing, all dancing, all-joking and, somehow, all-soul too.’ The Times


2hrs 20
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Die Walküre
Sunday 28 October 5pm

The Royal Opera

Die Walküre

Richard Wagner

Wagner’s Ring cycle is one of the greatest works of all opera. Keith Warner’s production is conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, and this final revival is cast with an outstanding international array of Wagnerian specialist singers.

The full cycle's four operas journey from the beginning of a world to its destruction, with gods, heroes and monsters. This epic myth portrays every type of human emotion in music and ideas of extraordinary power. The Ring is always a special event in the operatic calendar: once experienced, never forgotten.

Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) is the second opera in the cycle, and features several of the Ring’s musical highlights – the sparkling Magic Fire Music and the electrifying Ride of the Valkyries. But among the musical fireworks and Norse mythology, at the centre of this opera are the unforgettable characters and the complex entanglements between them, including twins Siegmund (Stuart Skelton) and Sieglinde(Emily Magee), and Wotan (John Ludgren) and his Valkyrie daughter, Brünnhilde (Nina Stemme).

Sung in German with English surtitles
4hrs 50 incl intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live: Allejujah!
Thursday 1 November7pm


National Theatre Live

Allelujah!

by Alan Bennet

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local cinema.

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. 

Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

‘Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness’ Independent
1hr 35
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
A Piano Recital
Saturday 3 November7.30pm

Nocturnes and Waltzes

Frédéric Chopin and Friends

Iwan Llewelyn-Jones returns to the Ucheldre Centre in 2018-19 to perform four recitals that explore the captivating piano music of Frédéric Chopin, and specifically the Nocturnes and Waltzes, timeless masterpieces brimming with beguiling charm and sparkling wit.


For this opening recital, Iwan Llewelyn-Jones performs Chopin’s earliest Nocturnes and Waltzes dating from the 1830s when the young composer took Vienna by storm with a series of highly successful concert appearances. Maurice Ravel’s ‘Noble and Sentimental Waltzes’ and Franz Liszt’s ‘Soirée de Vienne’ evoke the joyful world of the Viennese ballroom, something that is far removed from Liszt’s demonic and gripping Mephisto Waltz, a tour de force of pianistic virtuosity.

The series continues in 2019 February 2, April 6 and June 22.


Music Voskresenije Choir Sunday 4 November7.30pm

Voskresenije Choir (St Petersburg)

Russian Sacred and Folk Music

We are honoured to be hosting a performance by the Voskresenije (Resurrection) Choir who will be performing here as part of their 2018 UK Tour. This is an event not to be missed with many marvellous voices, including Anatoliy Artamonov who is an "octave" singer, reaching a low as a G Contra Octave (49.00HZ). 

 The Voskresenije Choir, all internationally trained at the world class St Petersburg Conservatoire and conducted by musical director Jurij Maruk, plan a programme in two parts: the first half concentrates on Russian sacred music including works by Rachmaninov, and, in the second, Russian folk songs allow each of the performers to perform a solo.


£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Last in a Series of 3
Vocal Workshops
Saturday 10 November10am - 2.30pm

Vocal Workshops with Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones

Workshop 3- “Notes and Words-----United at Last!”

 Revisiting some of the exercises from Workshops 1 and 2, we aim to bring it all together and look at expressing words and music through good (and helathy!) vocal technique.

There will be an opportunity afterwards to talk to the tutors.

Timetable for the day:

10am         Meet in the cafe and book lunch

10.30am   Main Hall

12.15pm   Lunch

12.45pm   Main Hall

2.30pm     Finish

4hrs 30
£20, £15 concessions/gostyngiadau, £10 students/mufyrwyr
Broadcast Met Opera Live:
Marnie
Saturday 10 November5.55pm


Met Opera Live

Marnie

Composer Nico Muhly / Libretto Nicholas Wright

Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit, which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her—with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts.

Sung in English  


2hrs 52  1 interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet:

La Bayadère (Makarova)

Tuesday 13 November7.15pm

The Royal Ballet

La Bayadère

Choreography Natialia Makarova after Marius Petipa

Composer Ludvig Minkus

In Makarova's beautiful re-working of this 19th Century classical ballet we are drawn into the exotic world of Indian legend.

The tale tells the story of a beautiful temple dancer and a prince who loves her but marries another.

The famous, 'white act'', The Kindom of the Shades, is brought to life in shimmering moonlight. A corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince's lost love haunt his mind.  With this etherial act alongside a world of temple dancers and noble warriors, expect to be transported to another world.

The melody and moods of Minkus' music perfectly matches the precision of the choreography and of the storytelling.

This broadcast from the Royal Opera House is classified (12A)

3hrs 5incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live: Troilus& Cressida
Wednesday 14 November7pm



RSC Live

Troilus & Cressida (12A)

William Shakespeare

In Shakespeare's poetic and tragic telling of the Trojan war, virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle.

 "Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion"

Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.


3hrs 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Literary Lit Soc: Lee Duggan
Friday 16 November1pm - 3pm

Reference Points: The Body and the Breath

with

Lee Duggan

A creative writing workshop on translation with Lee Duggan which will reflect upon the author's personal creative approaches and will consider the body and the breath as a vehicle to composition.

The workshops will focus on the body's natural rhythms, in particular the breath in relation to the work of Charles Olson and that of prominent feminist thinkers, and explore moment to moment experience, dreams, journeys and stream of consciousness. Using association and prompts from life stories we will then investigate links to the wider world.

Lee Duggan was born in London 1976. She was pulled to the dramatic landscapes of North Wales aged 20 where she studied English at Bangor University. She went on to complete an MA in Writing: Practice and Context and has since been active as a poet in various ways.  She has presented critical papers, her most recent at the 2018 Black Mountain Festival, which is due to be pulished by Aquifer Press. Through her work she has used poetry and the spoken work to facilitate expression as a therapeutic tool.  She has worked holistically in a variety of roles including Forest School Practitioner and Team Leader for therapeutic and educational services for GISDA, a charity working with homeless and hard to reach young people across North Wales. Her debut collection Reference Points was published by Aquifer Press in 2017 and received a review in Poetry Wales this year. Her work appeared in the Innovative Poets of Wales Anthology, 2018 and has been published by Seren Press, Poetry Wales, Cinnamon Press and The Absurd.

A warm welcom to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb

2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/ gostyngiadau
Community Festival of the Dead
Dygwl y Meirw
Saturday 17 November11am & 2pm

Festival of the Dead - Dygwl y Meirw

by/gan Angela Roberts

A winter’s tale from puppet company ‘Black Star and Monkey'.

A celebration of our ancestors and Celtic Festival of the Dead traditions – told with the help of Welsh ‘bwci-bo’ characters.

Dathliad o chwedlau yr hen Geltiaid, gyda chymorth cymeriadau ‘bwci-bo’ Cymreig.

Come in Halloween costume!  4-12yrs and families. Welsh with English notes.

Dewch I’r sioe mewn gwisg Calangaeaf! Addas I blant 4-12 a’u teuluoedd. Nodiadau ar Gael I Ysgolion. £6, 

Two shows for families!

First show begins 11am followed by a half hour workshop 11.45 - 12.30

Second show begins 2pm followed by a half hour workshop 2.45pm - 3.15pm


£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Jazz Club
Monday 19 November8pm

Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.

Non-members welcome


Free
Broadcast NT Live:
The Madness of George III (12A)
Tuesday 20 November7pm


National Theatre Live

The Madness of George  III

by Alan Bennett

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.


3hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Drama Entertaining Angels
Thursday 29 November7.30pm

The Ucheldre Rep

Present

Entertaining Angels

by Richard Everett

The Ucheldre Rep, ends it's 2018 season of productions at the Ucheldre Centre with

"Entertaining Angels" by Richard Everett.

Sandra Fraser takes on the role of Grace, who as a clergy wife has spent a lifetime on her best behaviour.   Now, following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying her new-found freedom to do and say exactly as she pleases.   But the return of her eccentric missionary sister Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations, force Grace to confront the truth of her marriage.  

With sharp-edged comedy and probing wit, this play asks whether God can be trusted to do anything right at all.   'Or is the whole thing a divine exercise in trial and error?'  

Directed by Tom Wallwork.   

Evenings from 29th November - 1st December at 7.30pm.  


£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama Entertaining Angels
Friday 30 November7.30pm

The Ucheldre Rep

Present

Entertaining Angels

by Richard Everett

The Ucheldre Rep, ends it's 2018 season of productions at the Ucheldre Centre with

"Entertaining Angels" by Richard Everett.

Sandra Fraser takes on the role of Grace, who as a clergy wife has spent a lifetime on her best behaviour.   Now, following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying her new-found freedom to do and say exactly as she pleases.   But the return of her eccentric missionary sister Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations, force Grace to confront the truth of her marriage.  

With sharp-edged comedy and probing wit, this play asks whether God can be trusted to do anything right at all.   'Or is the whole thing a divine exercise in trial and error?'  

Directed by Tom Wallwork.   

Evenings from 29th November - 1st December at 7.30pm.  


£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Literary Rhwng: The Point Between
Saturday 1 December10am-4pm

Rhwng: The Point Between

  

In My End Is My Beginning: The Spirit of the Four Quartets

led by

Graham Hartill


This day workshop will involve writing, discussion and contemplation, based around T.S. Eliot’s masterpiece, ‘Four Quartets’

Graham writes: When I first encountered this sequence as a student I didn’t understand a word of it; then a compassionate teacher began to open the door. Since then it has been a central work of art in my life. 

We will encounter selections from the poems, not from a merely analytic point of view, but from our personal experiences, whether we espouse any spiritual practice or none. In particular, we will consider how they address issues of time, loss, recovery and transience and how we hold our humanity in the face of the storm. 

'Time present and time past

Are both perhaps present in time future,

And time future contained in time past.'

Selections will be brought for us to read and talk about, but it would be helpful if you could familiarize yourself with the work in advance. Aspects of ‘Four Quartets’ may appear challenging, but our aim is not to struggle so much as to appreciate its poetry and to respect our own understanding. 

'Home is where one starts from …

In my end is my beginning …'

Graham Hartill was born in the industrial English Midlands in 1952. As a teenager he was fascinated by avant-garde music and theatre and staged a few chaotic performances. He moved to Wales, worked as a performer and installation artist and went on to study in the USA. On his return he began to assimilate the influences of American open-field poetry and became a mainstay of the burgeoning poetry scene in Cardiff. He is currently writer-in-residence at HMP Parc, Bridgend, and teaches on the Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes MSc for the Metanoia Institute. In 2013 he became the first Writer-in-Residence at Swansea College of Medicine. 

Graham has published widely, both poetry, papers on facilitation and co-translations from classical Chinese. Recent publications include: Selected Poems of the Three Caos: Cao Cao, Cao Pi and Cao Zhi (with Wu- Fu-Sheng), Slipping the Leash (with Chris Torrance & Phil Maillard) and Chroma

Graham Hartill has been providing workshops at Ucheldre since the mid-1990s. 

All levels of writing experience are very welcome. Come as you are! Croeso cynnes i bawb.

 

6hrs
£15, £10 concession
Drama Entertaining Angels
Saturday 1 December7.30pm

The Ucheldre Rep

Present

Entertaining Angels

by Richard Everett

The Ucheldre Rep, ends it's 2018 season of productions at the Ucheldre Centre with

"Entertaining Angels" by Richard Everett.

Sandra Fraser takes on the role of Grace, who as a clergy wife has spent a lifetime on her best behaviour.   Now, following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying her new-found freedom to do and say exactly as she pleases.   But the return of her eccentric missionary sister Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations, force Grace to confront the truth of her marriage.  

With sharp-edged comedy and probing wit, this play asks whether God can be trusted to do anything right at all.   'Or is the whole thing a divine exercise in trial and error?'  

Directed by Tom Wallwork.   

Evenings from 29th November - 1st December at 7.30pm.  


£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet:
The Nutcracker
Monday 3 December7.15pm



The Royal Ballet

The Nutcracker

Choreographer Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

Composer Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers.

Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic.
2hrs 30incl interval
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Broadcast NT Live:
Antony & Cleopatra
Thursday 6 December7pm


National Theatre Live

Antony & Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

 Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Literary Lit Soc: Phil Bowen
Friday 14 December1pm - 3pm



The Colour of Saying

with

Phil Bowen


A poetry writing workshop led by Phil Bowen

This will be followed by a showing of Love Somehow, a film written by Phil Bowen.

Please note that the time given (13:00 - 15:00) is for the workshop.

This will be followed by a short tea break, and then we can watch the film.  The workshop looks at and develops Dylan Thomas's addiction to synaesthesia - seeing sounds and hearing sights - and aims to both simplify and unravel certain instinctive understandings and write beyond them. Love Somehow is a 30-minute multi award-winning film written by Phil Bowen, made by Kate Cheeseman, and featuring Sally George and Griff Rhys Jones. It is about Caitlin Thomas and is set in Laugharne.

Phil Bowen is a poet, performer, biographer and playwright who has worked in over 500 schools in more than thirty counties as a poet-in-education since becoming a freelance writer in 1994. He has published three full collections - Variety's Hammer and Starfly, both with Stride, and Nowhere's Far - New & Selected Poems 1990 -2008 with Salt Publications, printed and reprinted in 2009. He is part of a duo 'Time n Time' with Ric Hool.

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb

£5, £4 concessions/ gostyngiadau
ns
Broadcast Met Opera Encore:
La Traviata
Sunday 16 December5.55pm

Met Opera Encore

La Traviata

Giuseppe Verdi

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love.

Verdi’s La Traviata survived a notoriously unsuccessful opening night to become one of the best-loved operas in the repertoire. Following the larger-scale dramas of Rigoletto and Il Trovatore, its intimate scope and subject matter inspired the composer to create some of his most profound and heartfelt music. The title role of the “fallen woman” has captured the imaginations of audiences and performers alike with its inexhaustible vocal and dramatic possibilities and challenges. Violetta is considered a pinnacle of the soprano repertoire.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

3hrs 7  2 intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music Jazz Club
Monday 17 December8pm

Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.

Non-members welcome


Free
Pantomime Pinnochio Saturday 22 December2pm & 5pm

Anvil Productions

Pinnochio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.

Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.


£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinnochio Sunday 23 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinnochio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.

Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.


£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinnochio Thursday 27 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinnochio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.

Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.


£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinnochio Friday 28 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinnochio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.

Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.


£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinnochio Saturday 29 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinnochio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.

Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.


£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinnochio Sunday 30 December3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinnochio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.

Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.

£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinnochio Wednesday 2 January3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinnochio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.

Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.

£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinnochio Thursday 3 January3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinnochio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.

Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.

£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Pantomime Pinnochio Friday 4 January3pm

Anvil Productions

Pinnochio

                Anvil Productions bring the traditional story alive to delight families.

All sorts of characters are here. There’s Pinocchio, his father Gipetto, his conscience Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy along with his friends including Harlequin the jester, his beautiful girlfriend Columbina and the outrageous Punch and Judy.

Pinocchio is telling his story to the audience when his best friend Harlequin desperately asks for his help to rescue his girlfriend Columbina who is in the clutches of Mr Punch.

Principle Boy Helen Green leads the cast in this traditional pantomime. Packed with popular songs from movies, musicals and tv this will be a show not to be missed by families who will want to build it into their holiday plans for Christmas and New Year.


£7.50, £6.50 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast André Rieu
Saturday 5 January7pm

André Rieu

2019 New Year's Concert from Sydney

                     André Rieu, returns with a major new production this New Years 2019!

The King Of Waltz André Rieu will bring to millions of fans across the world, his New Years concert recorded live in Sydney, Australia. The first full production from leading Event Cinema distributor Piece Of Magic Entertainment, André Rieu will present a festive concert like never before, recorded live in Sydney’s stunning Town Hall.

Join the maestro, André Rieu, for a magical evening of music and dance featuring his world class sopranos, the platin tenors and plenty of surprises. With show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun it promises to be a great way to start the new year!

Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema.

The evening will be hosted by ITV’s Charlotte Hawkins, a familiar face for all those who continue to enjoy Andre’s annual Maastricht concert each July.  


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast André Rieu
Sunday 6 January3pm

André Rieu

2019 New Year's Concert from Sydney

                     André Rieu, returns with a major new production this New Years 2019!

The King Of Waltz André Rieu will bring to millions of fans across the world, his New Years concert recorded live in Sydney, Australia. The first full production from leading Event Cinema distributor Piece Of Magic Entertainment, André Rieu will present a festive concert like never before, recorded live in Sydney’s stunning Town Hall.

Join the maestro, André Rieu, for a magical evening of music and dance featuring his world class sopranos, the platin tenors and plenty of surprises. With show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun it promises to be a great way to start the new year!

Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema.

The evening will be hosted by ITV’s Charlotte Hawkins, a familiar face for all those who continue to enjoy Andre’s annual Maastricht concert each July.  


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
ns
Broadcast Met Opera Live:
Adriana Lecouvreur
Saturday 12 January5.55pm


Met Opera Live

Adriana Lecouvreur

Francesco Cilea

Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on, for the first time at the Met, the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana's lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio MaestriGianandrea Noseda conducts.


Sir David McVicar's staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theatre, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the "elegant production, sumptuously designed ... The spectacle guarantees a good night out."

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

3hrs 33   2 intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music Voice Workshop
Saturday 19 January10am - 2.30pm

Voice Workshop

With Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones

An opportunity to meet and work with two music professionals.

Whether you want to improve your singing voice or even find it. If you want to find those top notes or learn how to breath whilst singing. These monthly workshops are for you. 

All musical tastes are covered: classical, operatic arias, folk songs, pop and songs from the musicals. You would be joining a group of people with similar aims, and have the opportunity to have a private session with Marian or Kiefer.

Marian Bryfdir studied at the Royal Academy of Music and sang with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden before specialising in opera-in-education and voice teaching. Now based in North Wales, she arranges short intensive courses of vocal rehabilitation for individuals with vocal problems of all types and also gives short courses for young singing teachers.We are very pleased to host her workshops here at Ucheldre.

Kiefer Jones is classically trained and a solo performer. He has also sung with among others Boys Aloud.


6hrs
£12, £6 gostyngiadau a mufyrwyr/concessions & students
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
La Traviata
Wednesday 30 January6.45pm




The Royal Opera

La Traviata

Giuseppe Verdi

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing.

Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


3hrs 35 incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live:
I'm Not Running (12A)
Thursday 31 January7pm

National Theatre Live

I'm Not Running

by David Hare

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
ns
Broadcast Met Opera Encore:
Carmen
Sunday 3 February5.55pm



Met Opera Encore

Carmen

Georges Bizet

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenor Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Louis Langrée conduct Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favourite since its 2009 premiere.

Bizet’s masterpiece of the gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules has had an impact far beyond the opera house. The opera’s melodic sweep is as irresistible as the title character herself, a force of nature who has become a defining female cultural figure. Carmen was a scandal at its premiere but soon after became a triumphal success and has remained one of the most frequently staged operas in the world.

Sung in French with English surtitles
3hrs 22   1 interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet:
Don Quixote
Tuesday 19 February7.15pm



The Royal Ballet

Don Quixote

Choreographer Carlos Acosta after Petipa

Composer Ludwig Minkus

Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.

Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.


2hrs 45 incl interval
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Community Voice Workshop
Saturday 23 February10am - 2.30pm

Voice Workshop

                                          With Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones

An opportunity to meet and work with two music professionals.

Whether you want to improve your singing voice or even find it. If you want to find those top notes or learn how to breath whilst singing. These monthly workshops are for you. 

All musical tastes are covered: classical, operatic arias, folk songs, pop and songs from the musicals. You would be joining a group of people with similar aims, and have the opportunity to have a private session with Marian or Kiefer.

Marian Bryfdir studied at the Royal Academy of Music and sang with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden before specialising in opera-in-education and voice teaching. Now based in North Wales, she arranges short intensive courses of vocal rehabilitation for individuals with vocal problems of all types and also gives short courses for young singing teachers.We are very pleased to host her workshops here at Ucheldre.

Kiefer Jones is classically trained and a solo performer. He has also sung with among others Boys Aloud.


6hrs
£12, £6 gostyngiadau a mufyrwyr/concessions & students

ns
Broadcast Met Opera Live:
La Fille du Régiment
Saturday 2 March5.55pm

Met Opera Live

La Fille du Régiment

Gaetano Donizetti

Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Maurizio Muraro is the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

This frothy comedy mixes humour with a rush of buoyant melody and notorious vocal challenges. The story concerns a young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot and begins at the moment of her first stirrings of love. Complications (and comedy) ensue when her true identity is discovered. The action is startlingly simple and unencumbered by intricate subplots, allowing the full charm of the characters and their virtuosic music to come across in an uninhibited way.

Sung in French with English surtitles
2hrs 35   1 interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music Voice Workshop
Saturday 30 March10am - 2.30pm

Voice Workshop


With Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones

An opportunity to meet and work with two music professionals.

Whether you want to improve your singing voice or even find it. If you want to find those top notes or learn how to breath whilst singing. These monthly workshops are for you. 

All musical tastes are covered: classical, operatic arias, folk songs, pop and songs from the musicals. You would be joining a group of people with similar aims, and have the opportunity to have a private session with Marian or Kiefer.

Marian Bryfdir studied at the Royal Academy of Music and sang with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden before specialising in opera-in-education and voice teaching. Now based in North Wales, she arranges short intensive courses of vocal rehabilitation for individuals with vocal problems of all types and also gives short courses for young singing teachers.We are very pleased to host her workshops here at Ucheldre.

Kiefer Jones is classically trained and a solo performer. He has also sung with among others Boys Aloud.


6hrs
£12, £6 gostyngiadau a mufyrwyr/concessions & students
ns
Broadcast Met Opera Live:
Die Walküre
Saturday 30 march5pm




Met Opera Live

Die Walküre

Richard Wagner

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s wilful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.


The second opera in Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle, Die Walküre has long stood on its own as an evening of extraordinarily powerful theatre. Part of this appeal lies in its focus on some of the Ring’s most interesting characters at decisive moments of their lives: Wotan, the leader of the gods; his wife, Fricka; his twin offspring, Siegmund and Sieglinde; and, above all, Wotan’s warrior daughter Brünnhilde. These characters and others follow their destinies to some of Wagner’s most remarkable music.

Sung in German with English surtitles
4hrs 55   2 intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
La Forza Del Destino
Tuesday 2 April6.15pm



The Royal Opera

La Forza Del Destino

Giuseppe Verdi

A new production.

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny)

an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. T

he production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


4hrs 15 incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
Faust
Tuesday 30 April6.45pm


The Royal Opera

Faust

Charles-François Gounod

An opera in five acts:

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès.

Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus conducted by Dan Ettinger

Sung in French with English surtitles


3hrs 45 incl interval
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
ns
Broadcast Met Opera Live:
Dialogues des Carmélites
Saturday 11 May5pm


Met Opera Live

Dialogues des Carmélites

Francis Poulenc

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

  

The opera takes place between 1789 and 1794 in Paris and in the town of Compiègne in north-eastern France, the site of the Carmelite nuns’ convent. Its historical basis is the martyrdom of a group of 16 Carmelite nuns and lay sisters from Compiègne, who chose to offer themselves as victims for the restoration of peace to France during the Revolution.

Sung in French with English surtitles
3hrs 09   1 interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet
Thursday 16 May7.15pm

The Royal Ballet

Within the Golden Hour

A New Work from Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Flight Pattern

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers.

Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset.

Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration.

Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.
3hrs 15incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Broadcast ROH Live Ballet:
Romeo and Juliet
Tuesday 11 June7.15pm

The Royal Ballet

Romeo and Juliet

Composer Sergei Prokofiev

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end.

Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.
3hrs 15 incl 2 intervals
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant


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