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 André Rieu: 70 Years Young
Sunday 5 January3pm

André Rieu 70 Years Young

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70 YEARS YOUNG is André's ultimate concert featuring musical highlights chosen by the Maestro himself from his illustrious career so far. This unique commemorative celebration will take you on an unbelievable journey around the world to André’s most amazing concert locations, including Schönbrunn in Vienna, Radio City Music Hall in New York, and the Coronation Concert in Amsterdam.

As part of the celebration, André reminisces with cinema host Charlotte Hawkins about his life, love and music, while taking his cinema audience on an exclusive tour of his home in Maastricht.

Bring your friends and kick off the New Year together in style, in the comfort of Ucheldre, with the most wonderful music from the birthday boy – the King of Waltz!

Hip hip hooray!

2hrs 20 mins
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Broadcast Met Opera Live
Wozzeck
Saturday 11 January5.55pm

Met Opera Live

Berg's Wozzeck

South African artist William Kentridge focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment.

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium, with baritone Peter Mattei as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate. The commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel as the Captain.

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£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast La Bohéme
Wednesday 29 January7.45pm

ROH Opera Live

Puccini's La Bohéme

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La Bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing.

The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today:

Mimì Sonya Yoncheva

Rodolfo Charles Castronovo

Marcello Andrzej Filończyk

Musetta Aida Garifullina

Schaunard Gyula Nagy

Colline Peter Kellner

Joined by former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


2hrs 30
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Encore
Porgy and Bess
Sunday 2 February5.55pm


Met Opera Encore

Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins’s modern American masterpiece has its first Met performance in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles.

This new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year. Featuring the much-loved arias “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin”, director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.

The final stage work of George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess is largely regarded as one of the greatest American operas of the 20th Century.

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£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Live
Agrippina
Saturday 29 February5.55pm


Met Opera Live

Handel's Agrippina


Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads as the imperious title empress in the Met’s first-ever performance of this tale of deception and deceit.

Set in Ancient Rome, Agrippina plots the downfall of Emperor Claudius to secure the throne for her son Nero, in Handel’s first operatic triumph.

Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.

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£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Live
Der Fliegende Holländer
Saturday 14 March4.55pm

Met Opera Live

Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer


Award-winning, Sir Bryn Terfel CBE, returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation in this co-production with L’Opéra de Québec and Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam.

Inspired by the legend of the Flying Dutchman, the Captain of a ghostly ship who has been condemned to sail the seas for eternity, is offered a chance of redemption by true love.

Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
Fidelio
Tuesday 17 March7.15pm

ROH Opera Live

Beethoven's Fidelio


Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime.

The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.

Sung in German with English surtitles


2hrs 30
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Live
Tosca
Saturday 11 April5.55pm

Met Opera Live

Puccini's Tosca


Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko returns in the title role as the explosive diva in Puccini’s best-loved operatic thriller.

Based in Rome during the Napoleonic wars, this tragic tale of passion, murder, lust and love, set against a famously romantic score, is an enduring classic.

Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s evocative production, with tenor Brian Jagde as Tosca’s impassioned lover, Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle as the sinister Scarpia.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
Tuesday 21 April7pm


ROH Opera Live

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (12A)

Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt.

The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy.

With thrilling singing and intense drama, ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into one wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA - Pietro Mascagni

Turiddu Yonghoon Lee Santuzza Liudmyla Monastyrska Alfio Dimitri Platanias

Lola Josè Maria Lo Monaco

PAGLIACCI - Ruggero Leoncavallo

Canio Roberto Alagna Tonio Dimitri Platanias Nedda Aleksandra Kurzak

Silvio Bogdan Baciu Beppe Mikeldi Atxalandabaso

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


3hrs
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Encore
Maria Stuarda
Sunday 10 May3pm

Met Opera Encore

Donizetti's Maria Stuarda


Set in 16th Century Britain, Donizetti’s historical drama follows Mary, Queen of Scots and her bitter rivalry with the cousin responsible for imprisoning her, Queen Elizabeth I, and thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays.

Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

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