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January 2020

Andre Rieu- 70 Years Young

Sun, 5th January, 2020 @ 14:00pm - 16:00pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £12

This New Year’s cinema event celebrates the maestro’s 70th birthday. This is André Rieu’s ultimate concert, a celebration of his life in music. Cinema host Charlotte Hawkins welcomes in the New Year by inviting audiences from around the world to André Rieu’s castle in Maastricht. During the party, André Rieu talks to Charlotte about his life and music. It’s been an incredible journey; from growing up in a musical family, his church choir days, his marriage to Marjorie, The Salon…

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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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