What’s on Manchester:
Ellen Kent’s La Bohème Tickets at the Opera House, Manchester
Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Tickets from £16.50
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra
PUCCINI LA BOHÈME
Starring Olga Perrier*, the international French Soprano as Musetta and the International critically acclaimed soprano Ecaterina Danu as Mimi. Directed by Ellen Kent, this brand new production is traditionally staged and features beautiful sets and costumes. La Bohème is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer.
The set reflects the Bohemian art of the period and will include, a local brass band, snow effects and Musetta’s dog will also make an entrance. This classic tale of Parisian love and loss features many famous arias including ‘Your Tiny Hand is Frozen’,‘They Call Me Mimi’ and ‘Musetta’s Waltz’.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
*Cast subject to change
‘Authentic, tender and passionate’
“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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