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.
||The World's Wife
||Saturday 28 October7.30pm
Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife poetry collection becomes a chamber opera by trailblazing young composer Tom Green.
Scored for soprano, string quartet, and
loop pedals, The World’s Wife is a musical
adaptation of Duffy’s poems presenting actions
and stories of famous men of history and
myth from their spouses’ perspectives. The
feminist approach to the literary collection is
further strengthened in Green’s work, as his
score includes musical quotes of music by
female composers – better known or forgotten
– ranging fom Clara Schumann to Barbara
Strozzi. The musical staging of The World’s
Wife thus features double revenge from the
female point of view: not only do women
re-tell world-renowned stories in their own
words, but often overlooked musical works
by women are here celebrated and become
the perfect commentary to accompany the
Cast & Creative Team: Composer Tom Green,
Soprano Amanda Forbes,
with the Mavron String Quartet,
Director Ed Madden,
Designer Grace Smart.
The World’s Wife is
sung in English with surtitles in English
To see a trailer from YouTube click the link here
1hr 10 no interval
£10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
||Met Opera Live:
The Exterminating Angel
|Saturday 18 November5.55pm
THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL
(A New Production)
The Met presents the American premiere of Thomas
Adès’ The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film
of the same name.
Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t
escape. Over a period of two nights encapsulated in three acts we are engaged by an ever more sinister and bizarre turn of events.
Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg
Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,”
Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and
Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.
£8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant