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July 2017

Andre Rieu 2017 Maastricht Concert

Sun, 23rd July, 2017 @ 15:00pm - 18:00pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £18

For a truly unforgettable cinematic experience, please join André and his Orchestra in their hometown of Maastricht  Sunday 23rd July at the ‘2017 Maastricht Concert’ to ‘Celebrate 30 years of André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra’ Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries.…

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September 2017

The World’s Most Spectacular Operas :Carmen on the Lake (12A)

Thu, 14th September, 2017 @ 19:00pm - 21:30pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £12

  CARMEN ON THE LAKE : FROM LAKE CONSTANCE, BREGENZ - AUSTRIA (12A) Performed on the spectacular water stage of Lake Constance in Bregenz (Austria), George Bizet’s Carmen is a story of passion, destiny and obsession. ★★★★★"Carmen performed on the lake-stage at Bregenz Festival was a knockout" The Telegraph Full review ★★★★★ 'The whole production was outstanding - the special effects and staging were mind-blowing, I loved it and still haven't worked out all the 'how did they do that'! Tripadviser…

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ROH: The Magic Flute (Mozart)

Wed, 20th September, 2017 @ 19:15pm - 22:25pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £13

Satellite Screening From The Royal Opera House JULIA JONES CONDUCTS THE ROYAL OPERA’S SPELLBINDING PRODUCTION OF MOZART’S THE MAGIC FLUTE WITH A WONDERFUL CAST INCLUDING RODERICK WILLIAMS AS PAPAGENO Satellite Screening Mozart’s glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane. Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno –…

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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)

January 21 @ 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)

February 7 @ 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)

March 11 @ 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)

April 4 @ 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)

October 28 @ 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)

November 29 @ 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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