What’s on Manchester:
Ellen Kent’s DIE FLEDERMAUS Tickets at the Opera House, Manchester
Friday 18th March 2016
Tickets from £17.90
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra: Die Fledermaus*
*Sung in English with English supertitles.
A brand new Ellen Kent production – spectacular, traditional and lavish.
Ellen Kent’s critically acclaimed Die Fledermaus returns after its world premiere in 2006. This unique version includes two champagne fountains, two bats, a mystery celebrity guest and an introduction of some scenes from the Russian Die Fledermaus which are unique to this production. Die Fledermaus will be sung in English with a translation by Ellen Kent – Do Not Miss!
Strauss’s light-hearted opera set in late 19th century Vienna combines a cast of colourful characters with some of opera’s most popular musical moments in a story of love, laughter and sweet revenge. Based on the Herbert von Karajan’s famous version, with snatches of spoken dialogue
“A delightful entertaining evening as light as any champagne bubble” The Stage
“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
Unable to get tickets for the show you want? No Problem, Take a look at the following link where you can purchase tickets from a third-party website (there are other dates and venues available):
* 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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