Ellen Kent production featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv in Madama Butterfly

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Award-winning producer Ellen Kent returns to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on Sun 28 Apr, with the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv presenting a stunning classical production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

Ellen Kent’s Madama Butterfly, winner of the ‘BEST OPERA AWARD’ by the Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards, 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 a 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’.

In Madama Butterfly, the fabulous Korean soprano Elena Dee returns alongside Ukrainian soprano Alyona Kistenyova and Ukrainian mezzo-soprano Natalia Matveeva and Irina Sproglis.* Madama Butterfly will be sung in Italian with English subtitles. It was directed by Ellen Kent.

“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

Ellen personally hand-picks and directs all soloists to create visually beautiful and moving productions.

Ellen Kent said ‘I am delighted to be working with the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv again after the huge success of the Spring 2023 tour. I started working with Ukraine in 2000 and have continued these strong relationships ever since, working with the Odessa National Opera, for which I was awarded The Golden Fortune Honorary Medal from the President of Ukraine, as well as the Kharkiv National Opera and for the last couple of years with the brilliant Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv.’

Tickets for Madama Butterfly are on sale now at www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury (bkg fee).

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