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Ellen Kent's La Traviata and Madam Butterfly


Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5EZ
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Ellen Kent's La Traviata and Madam Butterfly

About Us

Opera & Ballet International proudly present an Ellen Kent's Opera Festival with international soloists, a highly praised chorus and full orchestra

La Traviata - Friday 16th February, 2018

Starring the international sopranos Maria Tonina and Alyona Kistenyova

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La Dame aux Camelias.

Based on a true story, it tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan, Violetta. There are many echoes of Verdi’s own life in Traviata and he threw himself into the music. The highlights include the Brindisi, the best known drinking song in opera, the duet Un Di Felice and Violetta’s haunting aria Addio Del Passato.

This magnificent production boasts sumptuous sets and costumes.

‘First-rate singing’
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Madam Butterfly - Saturday 17th February 2018

Starring the Korean sprano Maria HeeJung Kim and the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova

Madam Butterfly, the heartbreaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant, returns with exquisite sets, including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes such as antique wedding kimonos from Japan.  Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fina Day and the unforgettable Love Duet.

"Stunning and emotionally charged" - Cardiff Morning Star

Both operas are sung in  Italian with English subtitles

Cast subject to change



Road Directions

Following signs to Torquay Sea Front, proceed along Torbay Road. Nearest Car Parks are Shedden Hill, Torquay Marina and Fleet Walk Multi-Storey.

Public Transport Directions

Stagecoach no. 12 serves this area from Paignton, Brixham and Newton Abbot.

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