7:30PM, Friday, March 22, 2024
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome
Ellen Kent: MADAMA BUTTERFLY - featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv. Senbla presents Opera International's award-winning Ellen Kent production featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. Puccini Madama Butterfly WINNER 'BEST OPERA AWARD' Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards “Above all it was a production which captured the raw emotion at the centre of the opera. Don’t take a handkerchief with you, take a box of them.” The Independent Welcoming back the fabulous Korean soprano Elena Dee, Ukrainian soprano Alyona Kistenyova and Ukrainian mezzo-soprano’s Natalia Matveeva and Irina Sproglis.* 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, Puccini’s 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’. Sung in Italian with English surtitles *Cast subject to change. SPECIAL OFFER: - 20% off if you book for both La Traviata and Madama Butterfly at the same time.