AWARD-WINNING opera producer Ellen Kent is back – bringing the heat of Spain to a new production of Carmen.
And Ellen is back to her old tricks – including a magnificent Andalucian stallion, rescue donkeys and choir boys – for this production which will be at Grimsby Auditorium on April 19, 2013.
It’s a trip down memory lane for Ellen, who grew up in the beautiful surroundings of Andalucia in Spain.
Bizet’s dramatic and sensuous opera Carmen tells the story of the downfall of soldier Don Jose, who is seduced by the fiery, beautiful and passionate gypsy Carmen.
Abandoning both his childhood sweetheart and his military career, Jose pursues Carmen but loses her to the glamorous bullfighter Escamillo.
In true tragic operatic fashion, Jose can’t bear to be without Carmen and stabs her in a jealous rage.
The production features the celebrated National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus of Chisinau, alongside international soloist mezzo soprano Nadia Stoianova as Carmen.
For more information on the 74-date tour of the UK and Ireland visit www.ellenkent.com
Tickets for the Grimsby date are on sale now from the box office on 0844 871 3016.