24th February at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe
After a long wait, the highly acclaimed Russian State Opera returns to the UK
Two years without Opera is like …. a life without emotion, inspiration and passion.
Almost exactly 24 months ago, the Russian State Opera was presenting the premiere of Aida across the country. Shortly after starting the tour end of February 2020, the opera tour came to an abrupt end with devastating effects for the theatres, producer and the artists. Fast forward to today, and all three parties are still recovering from the effects of the corona pandemic, as especially the arts sector was affected the most.
‘Show must go on!!!’ … After lots of risk assessment and travel restrictions analysis, Amande Concerts producers decided to move on past the pandemic and start touring again. All opera lovers would be delighted that Russian State Opera returns with three opera classics, Aida, Carmen and Madama Butterfly.
Here is what Alexej Ignatow, producer of Russian State Opera had to say. “It is of no surprise that we were hit hard during the last two years. Together with the local theatres, we now hope that the worst is behind us and we slowly can return to normality. We are excited to be back in the theatre and also hope that the local audiences will come in numbers to support us and this amazing classical art. Maybe, who knows, but the pandemic will serve as a restart to the opera genre.” – Opera needs you!
We have three powerful operas to choose from for our opera lovers.
Madama Butterfly – perfect tragic opera
No opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
This tale of the doomed love of an American naval lieutenant and his young Japanese bride inspired Puccini to write some of his most sublime and beautiful music.
If you’ve never tried opera before, you will love this full orchestra experience with fantastic colourful costumes, exquisite singing and the wonderful tunes that the audience will still be humming on their way home, making this a must-see opera production for everyone.
Carmen – the most powerful and enjoyable opera
Feel the thrill and passion of love, jealousy and violence of 19th Century Seville in one of Bizet’s most popular pieces.
Its mix of fierce passion, gorgeous melodies, nail-biting dramatic confrontations and musical wit has found favour all over the world almost since its first performance in 1875.
The rich and colourful vigour of the gypsies’ scenes will have you on the edge of your seat, and the vibrancy, enthusiasm and intensity of the performance will reverberate long after the final curtain.
This truly powerful uniquely thrilling experience should be experienced by all
Opera performances 2022 in your area:
|Thu||24 Feb||Scunthorpe, Baths Hall||Madama Butterfly||01724 290657|
|Fri||25 Feb||Grimsby Auditorium||Carmen||0300 300 0035|
|Sat||19 Mar||Lincoln, New Theatre Royal||Madama Butterfly||01522 519999|
Tickets for performances are available at local theatres and further information and tickets are also available.