Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales
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.
A romance, a tragedy and a thriller – travel to 19th century Rome with Puccini’s passionate, political opera. Conducted by Oksana Lyniv, Elena Stikina (Floria Tosca), Bryan Hymel (Mario Cavaradossi) and Alexey Markov (Baron Scarpia) bring to life one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of the opera’s shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment. Love and evil come – thrillingly – face to face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen stars in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. The outstanding cast also features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Composer of the opera-within-an-opera around which the plot revolves, with soprano Brenda Rae as Zerbinetta and tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Bacchus. Marek Janowski conducts.
Sung in German with English surtitles