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Ellen Kent Opera Festival

November 12, 2015 @ 8:00 am - November 15, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra.

Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus Thu 12 Nov

Ellen Kent’s critically acclaimed Die Fledermaus returns after its world premiere in 2006. 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.

Sung in English with English surtitles.

Puccini’s Tosca Fri 13 Nov

An explosion of love and Treachery. 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 choir, this most popular of operas is sure to delight with its tender, moving arias Vissi d’arte and E Lucevan le Stelle.

‘The solos are simply stunning’ Edinburgh Evening News

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Carmen Bizet Sat 14 Nov

The hottest ticket in town! One of the most famous and seductive operas of all time, Bizet’s irresistibly emotional Carmen guarantees an evening of passion and romance. This dazzling production features Bizet’s unforgettable melodies including the best known baritone aria of all, The Toreador’s Song. Carmen also includes a replica of Seville’s main square with fountains, flowers and orange trees.

‘Impassioned and sultry’ The Observer

Sung in French with English surtitles

Details

Start:
November 12, 2015 @ 8:00 am
End:
November 15, 2015 @ 5:00 pm