Opera International’s award-winning Ellen Kent Productions
Madama Butterfly and Carmen
The magic of Madama Butterfly and Carmen will delight us in the early part of 2022, with a number of stunning performances in our area.
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly welcomes back the fabulous Korean soprano Elena Dee and the celebrated international soprano Alyona Kistenyova. Back by overwhelming public demand, this award-winning opera returns in a new production with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan.
One of the world’s most popular operas, Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic ‘Humming Chorus’, the moving aria ‘One Fine Day’ and the unforgettable ‘Love Duet’. The performances are all sung in Italian with English surtitles and there is a remote possibility of cast changes.
Bizet’s Carmen is an evening of passion, sexual jealousy, death and unforgettable arias.
This dazzling production with orchestra features Bizet’s unforgettable melodies including ‘The Toreador’s Song’, Carmen’s enticing ‘Habanera’, and Don José’s lyrical ‘Flower Song’ in a setting evoking the stunning architecture of Seville and its main square with Roman and Moorish influences. Sung in French with English surtitles.
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pictured at top: Carmen