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.

Opera The World's Wife
Saturday 28 October7.30pm

The World's Wife

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 presented tales.

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
£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Live:
The Exterminating Angel
Saturday 18 November5.55pm


(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.

The Exterminating 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.

2hrs 52
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture