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October 2019

Royal Opera House: Don Giovanni ( Mozart)

October 13 @ 14:00pm - 17:30pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£8 – £13

★★★★  Via satellite from the Royal Opera House Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger... and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers–both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts – under conductor Hartmut Haenchen…

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Royal Opera House: Don Pasquale ( Donizetti)

October 24 @ 19:30pm - 22:00pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£8 – £13

Live cinema relay New production Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how…

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November 2019

LIVE: MID WALES OPERA: Mrs Peachum’s Guide to Love and Marriage

November 23 @ 19:30pm - 21:30pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
TBC

  PLEASE NOTE: The tickets are sold through Shropshire Music Trust's Ticket Source there may be a booking fee. We are thrilled to be hosting Mid Wales Opera at Sparc for the second year in collaboration with Shropshire Music Trust. "The Wench is married! Do you think your father and I should have liv'd comfortably so long together, if ever we had been married? Can you support the expense of a husband, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money…

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January 2020

Royal Opera House LIVE: La Boheme (Puccini)

Wed, 29th January, 2020 @ 19:45pm - 22:15pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£8 – £13

Live Via Satellite Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as…

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March 2020

Royal Opera House: FIDELIO ( Beethoven)

Sun, 22nd March, 2020 @ 14:00pm - 17:00pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£8 – £13

  FIDELIO (NEW PRODUCTION) Cinema encore Sunday 22 March 2020 Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes…

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April 2020

The Royal Opera House : CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/PAGLIACCI (Via Satellite)

Sun, 26th April, 2020 @ 14:00pm - 17:00pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£8 – £13

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/PAGLIACCI   Cinema encore Via Satellite  Sunday 26 April 2020 Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo…

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June 2020

Royal Opera House: Elektra ( Strauss) New Production

Thu, 18th June, 2020 @ 19:45pm - 21:45pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £13

  ELEKTRA (NEW PRODUCTION) Live cinema relay via SAtellite Thursday 18 June 2020 Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation…

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