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October 2017

Royal Opera House : La Boheme (Puccini)

Sun, 8th October, 2017 @ 14:00pm - 16:35pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £13

Encore Satellite Screening From The Royal Opera House ★★★★★ ‘A startling new production’ (The Independent) ★★★★ ‘…fresh, beautiful, and intelligent…’(The Telegraph) When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. ★★★★'Musically the show, conducted by Antonio Pappano with characteristic style and sensitivity, is terrific' (The Evening Standard) Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. ★★★★'Antonio Pappano, the…

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January 2018

Royal Opera House: Rigoletto (Verdi)

Sun, 21st January, 2018 @ 14:00pm - 16:45pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £13

The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Satellite Screening From The Royal Opera House Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect… David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed…

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February 2018

Royal Opera House: Tosca (Puccini)

Wed, 7th February, 2018 @ 19:15pm - 22:15pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £18

Live Satellite Screening From The Royal Opera House Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. "Tosca that’s as handsome as ever at the Royal Opera House, London." Financial Times Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures…

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March 2018

Royal Opera House: Carmen (Bizet)

Sun, 11th March, 2018 @ 14:00pm - 17:20pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £13

  Satellite Screening From The Royal Opera House Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never…

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April 2018

Royal Opera House: Macbeth (Verdi)

Wed, 4th April, 2018 @ 19:15pm - 22:35pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £13

  Live Satellite Screening from Convent Garden Last screening of this  Royal Opera House season ★★★★★  Macbeth, Royal Opera House, London, review: Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth is born to sing the role Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production of Verdi’s 'Macbeth', conducted by Antonio Pappano, has grown magnificently into its skin. The Independent Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set…

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October 2018

Royal Opera House LIVE: Die Walkure (Wagner)

Sun, 28th October, 2018 @ 17:00pm - 21:50pm
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…

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November 2018

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

Thu, 29th November, 2018 @ 19:30pm - 21:30pm
SpArC Theatre
£1 – £12

  SOLD OUT! Tickets Still availble for perfromances at Abermule Dec 6th (tickets £10/8 from www.thehafren.co.uk 01686 614555) – or Ludlow Dec 7  https://ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk     01584 878141 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…

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January 2019

Royal Opera House: the Queen of Spades ( Tchaikovsky)

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

  Via Satellite New Production In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. ★★★★"A thrilling and terrifying card game has deadly consequences in Tchaikovsky's great opera" Culture Whisper Full Review 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…

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Royal Opera House LIVE: La Traviata (Verdi)

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

Live Via Satellite 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. ★★★★★This is the 16th revival of Richard Eyre's 1994 production of Verdi's most popular opera and it just seems to get better and better." The Express Read Full Reveiw Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but…

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April 2019

Royal Opera House: La Forza Del Destino (Verdi)

April 7 @ 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. ★★★★★"Veronica Simeoni gives a spitfire performance as Preziosilla and Anna Netrebko is magnificent as Leonora" The Times ★★★★ "Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann are in magnificent voice The Telegraph ★★★★ "performance itself is magnificent and unforgettable."The Guardian Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which…

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