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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

CANCELLED Royal Opera House: FIDELIO ( Beethoven)

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

17th March 2020 Corona Virus : We are stopping all SpArC Theatre events from today . We will keep you informed as to when we will recommence. CANCELLED 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…

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April 2020

CANCELLED: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

17th March 2020 Corona Virus : We are stopping all SpArC Theatre events from today . We will keep you informed as to when we will recommence. CANCELLED 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…

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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

  17th March 2020 Corona Virus : We are stopping all SpArC Theatre events from today . We will keep you informed as to when we will recommence.   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…

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December 2020

Royal Opera House: MANON LESCAUT ( Puccini)

Sun, 6th December, 2020 @ 14:00pm - 16:35pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £13

MANON LESCAUT  The Royal Opera | Recorded 2014 Please read the  Covid 19 audience info Here Puccini’s first triumph returned to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent, starring Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann. Puccini’s publisher tried to prevent him from adapting Abbé Prévost’s L’Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut – Massenet had already created a highly successful opera based on the novel. But Puccini was not to…

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June 2021

MID WALES OPERA LIVE OPEN AIR CONCERT

Sat, 5th June, 2021 @ 14:00pm - 18:00pm
SpArC Theatre

MID WALES OPERA get back on the road - Celebrating the return of live music Sparc Theatre is so thrilled to be hosting MWO for their open air summer concerts- they are just sneaking over the boarder one time to perform for us! Bishop's Castle Community College has kindly given us permission to use the playing  field in front of Sparc as you entre the site for the performances. Tickets can only be booked by emailing admin@midwalesopera.co.uk   Or phone…

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October 2021

MID WALES OPERA LIVE: IL TABARRO

Sat, 2nd October, 2021 @ 19:30pm - 21:30pm

TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY 31ST AUGUST 9AM We couldn't be more delighted to welcome Mid Wales Opera back to SpArC for a second time this year. Mid Wales Opera presents Puccini’s passionate late masterpiece Il tabarro, or ‘The Cloak’. Set on the banks of the Seine, this one act opera tells the short story of the barge owner Michele who suspects his young wife Giorgetta of being unfaithful. Packed with side plots and characters bringing to life the sights and sounds…

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December 2021

The Royal Opera: Tosca (Puccini)

Wed, 15th December, 2021 @ 19:15pm - 22:40pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £13

Live Via Satellite Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymeland Alexey Markovbring to life one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory: Puccini’s Tosca. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of the opera’s shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment. Love and evil come…

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SCREENING: Christmas with Andre

Thu, 23rd December, 2021 @ 14:00pm - 16:30pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £12

The King of the Waltz brings you an all new  festive spectacular from his newly created Winter Palace in his hometown of Maastricht. Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season while singing and dancing away to lovely Christmas carols, romantic waltzes and beautiful melodies like Jingle Bells, O Holy Night, Hallelujah, a show-stopping performance of Walking in the Air and many more! Marvel at the magnificent palace decorations including 150 beautiful chandeliers, over 50 Venetian candelabras and huge arched…

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