Kent and Opera International's Autumn season opens with two sumptuous,
traditionally-staged productions - Madama Butterfly and Rigoletto!
The shows feature International soloists alongside The Ukrainian
National Opera of Odessa.
Butterfly, Puccini's popular tale (which was used as the basis for
the popular West End musical Miss Saigon) is the story of a beautiful
young Japanese girl who falls for an American naval officer with
soloist Manami Hama and the UK based Korean soprano Rosa Lee Thomas,
who sang Butterfly at the Royal Albert Hall will return to their
roles. This classic tale of passion and tragedy will also feature
a traditional Japanese water garden, exquisite waterfalls, and a
stunning aquarium filled with golden fish.
is the work not just of one genius but two. Based on a play by Victor
Hugo (who wrote Les Miserables), this is the tale of a dissolute
prince and a jester whose overwhelming love for his daughter leads
to tragedy. It will star the lead baritones from the Chisinau National
Opera, Vladimir Dragos and Petru Racovita in the title role.
spectacular production, which will also play the Royal Albert Hall,
will include hawks and dogs. Please note that there will also be
a brief scene of nudity in a magnificently-staged reproduction of
a Renaissance painting.
productions will be sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Butterfly - Tue 23rd, Fri 26th & Sat 27th September
Rigoletto - Wed 24th & Thurs 25th September
Ticketmaster: 0870 606 3536