About Ellen Kent
"Kent’s touring spectaculars 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
Ellen Kent's Previous Productions
Arena Scale Productions:
Royal Albert Hall, London – Aida, Turandot, Nabucco, Tosca, Rigoletto, Norma, Nutcracker;
Dafna Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Doha, Qatar – Carmen
Biettedine Festival, Beirut, Lebanon – Turandot
Leeds Castle – Carmen
Madama Butterfly, Traviata, Aida, Carmen, Die Fledermaus, Nabucco, Rigoletto, Norma, Barber of Seville, Marriage of Figaro, Tosca.
Grigorovich’s Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia.