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 Met Opera Live:
Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart)
Saturday 31 March5.55pm

Cosi Fan Tutte

A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

3hrs 31 incl. interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
Macbeth (Verdi)
Wednesday 4 April7.15pm

ROH Opera Live:


Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

3hrs 20 incl. intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Encore
Luisa Miller (Verdi)
Sunday 15 April5.30pm

Met Opera Encore

Luisa Miller
Giuseppe Verdi

Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy based on Friedrich Schiller’s novel Intrigue and Love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performance of the opera in more than ten years. Conducted by Bertrand de Billy.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

3hrs 28 incl. intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Opera The Swansea City Opera
The Barber of Seville
Saturday 21 April7.30pm

The Barber of Seville (Rossini)

Live on our stage Swansea City Opera present a revival of their hugely successful 2011 production of the Barber of Seville, Rossini’s  most famous opera - razor-sharp and full of twists and turns.

A young Spanish nobleman, Count Almaviva, is in love with the beautiful and rich Rosina, ward of the lecherous Doctor Bartolo, who plans his own marriage to her. Along comes the meddling Figaro, the town barber, and suddenly we have all the ingredients for confusion and mayhem.

From Figaro’s famous entrance aria ‘Largo al factotum’ to the frenzy of the Act I finale, The Barber of Seville makes for a rollicking evening’s entertainment, don’t miss this ultimate feel-good opera that is always cheerful and fun.

Designed by Gary McCann with costumes by Gabriella Ingram, directed by Brendan Wheatley and accompanied by the Swansea City Opera orchestra.

Swansea City opera is known across the UK for its high, quality and engaging performances of comic opera and this sparkling performance will be no exception. Sung in English the production is set in period Seville, with outrageous 18th century costumes that complement the fizz and flare of Rossini’s musical genius, it is perfect both for the established operagoer, and those seeking to engage with opera for the first time.

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

*18, £16 concessions/ gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Live
Cendrillon (Massenet)
Saturday 28 April5.55pm

Met Opera Live

Jules Massenet

(New Production)

For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

Sung in French with English surtitles

2hrs 47 incl. interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

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