What’s on Manchester:
Ellen Kent’s CARMEN Tickets at the Opera House, Manchester
Saturday 19th March 2016
Tickets from £17.90
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra: Bizet Carmen*
*Sung in French with English supertitles.
The production also includes a replica of Seville’s main square with fountains, flowers and orange trees and featuring a rescue donkey.
One of the most famous and seductive operas of all time, Bizet’s irresistibly emotional Carmen guarantees an evening of passion and romance.
With an impressive horse-show, this dazzling production features Bizet’s unforgettable melodies including the best known baritone aria of all, The Toreador’s Song.
The brand new set reflects the stunning architecture of Seville and its main square with Roman and Moorish influences.
FEATURING CASPIAN – A MAJESTIC WHITE ANDALUCIAN STALLION#
#Horse supplied by ABFilms.
“Impassioned and sultry” Fiona Maddocks (The Observer)
“Hot-blooded, a joy” The Independent
“A Spanish treat for opera lovers” Bristol Evening Post
“It is a stunning show, worth five stars all the way through” Brighton Argus
“Sexy Carmen is a feast for the eyes and ears” Edinburgh Evening News
“Kent’s touring spectacular shows are seen by 250,000 satisfied customers each year. Hers is the Las Vegas of opera, stuffed full of golden eagles, naked dancers, white stallions and dancing fountains.”
The Times 6 Oct 2006
“Ellen Kent adores spectacle. She brought us the horse in Carmen; then the water garden in Madam Butterfly. Her Rigoletto featured a pair of Afghan hounds… she takes opera where others daren’t.”
The Independent 24 Jan 04
“Everything is a little larger than life with Ellen Kent… Who, or what, is Ellen Kent? For the past decade and a half, if you spotted a poster in a big provincial British city, from Manchester to Aberdeen, offering a flashy-looking opera or ballet with an eastern European cast, in lavishly traditional costumes, with a real horse, birds, fish, a bare-breasted chorus or other gimmick, it’s probably her show.”
The Scotsman 3 March 2009
“Her shows have probably brought more people to try opera for the first time than any of the multi-million-pound subsidised companies.
Manchester Evening News 20 May 09
“The mass appeal of her productions will be truly missed by the Empire audiences to whom she has given hours of delight since she first began these touring shows in the mid 90s.”
Liverpool Echo 30 March 09
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* Please note, tickets purchased from third-party websites my cost more than face value. Quoted prices correct at time of publication.
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