Opera & Ballet International presents Ellen Kent productions, starring international soloists & the full Chisinau National Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus...
Tosca - Puccini
AN EXPLOSION OF LOVE AND TREACHERY
'Brilliantly sung' The Times (Royal Albert Hall)
STARRING ‘NABUCCO’ THE MAGNIFICENT GOLDEN EAGLE
Directed by Ellen Kent, and starring the celebrated international soprano Elena Dee, this traditional production is a heady mixture of true love, torture and treachery, with two of the best roles for tenor and soprano, plus a truly blood curdling villain.
Set against the beautiful backdrop of Rome, with spectacular costumes, and featuring a boys choir*, this most popular of operas is sure to delight with its tender, moving arias “Vissi d’arte” and “E Lucevan le Stelle”.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
* Certain venues only. Cast is subject to change.
Carmen - Bizet
THE MOST SEDUCTIVE OPERA EVER WRITTEN
'Hot-blooded, a joy' The Independent
'Impassioned and sultry' The Observer
'Red hot passion' Birmingham Evening Mail
STARRING A MAJESTIC ANDALUCIAN STALLION
Directed by Ellen Kent, this traditionally staged, dazzling new production set in Seville and reflecting a Goya painting, with fountains, flowers, orange trees and even a rescue donkey, guarantees an evening of passion and romance.
Starring international mezzo soprano Nadia Stoianova*, whose portrayal of Carmen has won rapturous reviews, this is the story of a bewitching gypsy girl whose tantalising beauty lures a soldier to desertion and ultimately leads to her own murder.
Carmen features some of the most evocative and best-loved melodies in opera, including perhaps the best-known baritone aria of all; The Toreador’s Song.
“A star was born” (Nadejda Stoianova) – Manchester Evening News, Carmen
Sung in French with English surtitles.
* Cast is subject to change.