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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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LIVE : The Little Prince from LUCA SILVESTRINI’S PROTEIN

Fri, 31st January, 2020 @ 18:00pm - 19:00pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£5 – £30

  Welcome to the incredible story of The Little Prince, retold in this dance and theatre show by a pilot stranded in the desert. Find out how the Little Prince leaves behind his own tiny asteroid and beloved rose and journeys through the universe, coming face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups! Upon landing on planet Earth, the Little Prince is welcomed by a mysterious snake and a truly wise and friendly fox before encountering the lone pilot.…

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March 2020

The Royal Ballet: MARSTON & SCARLETT WORLD PREMIERES

Sun, 1st March, 2020 @ 14:00pm - 16:30pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £13

MARSTON & SCARLETT WORLD PREMIERES Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme. Cinema encore via satellite  Sunday 1 March 2020 Approximate…

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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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May 2020

Royal Ballet: THE DANTE PROJECT (WORLD PREMIERE)

Thu, 28th May, 2020 @ 19:15pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £13

THE DANTE PROJECT (WORLD PREMIERE) Live cinema relay Thursday 28 May 2020 Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost…

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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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