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October 2018

Royal Opera House LIVE: Die Walkure (Wagner)

October 28 @ 17:00pm - 20:50pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£8 – £13

  Broadcast Live via Satellite from Covent Garden Wagner’s Ring cycle is one of the greatest works of all opera. Keith Warner’s production is conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, and this final revival is cast with an outstanding international array of Wagnerian specialist singers. The full cycle’s four operas journey from the beginning of a world to its destruction, with gods, heroes and monsters. This epic myth portrays every type of human emotion in music and ideas…

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November 2018

LIVE MID WALES OPERA SmallStages ‘L’heure espagnole’ (Ravel)

November 29 @ 19:30pm - 21:30pm
SpArC Theatre
£1 – £12

  Shropshire Music Trust  brings MID WALES OPERA SmallStages 'L'heure espagnole'  By Ravel to SpArC Theatre Live! We are very excited to be able to bring this to the SpArC audience. MWO’s SmallStages returns this autumn, bringing live opera to the heart of communities across Wales and the Borders with Ravel’s exhilarating one-act clock shop comedy, L’heure espagnole. With five singers and four musicians, and bursting with hummable tunes and buzzing habaneras, join Concepción and her lovers as the temperatures rise……

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January 2019

Royal Opera House: the Queen of Spades ( Tchaikovsky)

Sun, 27th January, 2019 @ 14:00pm - 17:30pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£8 – £13

  In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered fivestar reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving…

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Royal Opera House LIVE: La Traviata (Verdi)

Wed, 30th January, 2019 @ 18:45pm - 22:20pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£8 – £13

Broadcast Live Via Satellite from The Royal Opera House From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian…

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April 2019

Royal Opera House: La Forza Del Destino (Verdi)

Sun, 7th April, 2019 @ 14:00pm - 18:15pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£8 – £13

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging…

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May 2019

Royal Opera House: Faust ( Gounod)

Sun, 5th May, 2019 @ 14:00pm - 17:45pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£8 – £13

  There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in…

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