SEBLA presents two Opera International award winning Ellen Kent Productions Puccini Madama Butterfly & Bizet Carmen with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra in University Concert Hall, Limerick.
Puccini Madama Butterfly
WINNER ‘BEST OPERA AWARD’
Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards
Welcoming back the fabulous Korean soprano Elena Dee and the celebrated international soprano Alyona Kistenyova*.
Back by overwhelming public demand, this award-winning Opera 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 the 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’.
“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
An evening of passion, sexual jealousy, death and unforgettable arias.
This dazzling production with orchestra features Bizet’s unforgettable melodies including ‘The Toreador’s Song’, Carmen’s enticing ‘Habanera’, and Don José’s lyrical ‘Flower Song’ in a setting evoking the stunning architecture of Seville and its main square with Roman and Moorish influences.
“Impassioned and sultry” – The Observer
“Hot-blooded, a joy” – The Independent
Sung in French with English surtitles.
*Cast subject to Change.
University Concert Hall
Friday 25th March & Saturday 26th March 2022, 7.30pm
Main €41/ €38.50
Early Bird (book by 30.06.21): €36 / €33.50 (Booking fees apply)
Booking: 061 213302 / www.uch.ie