THE award-winning opera producer Ellen Kent returns to the Cliffs Pavilion with La Bohème on March 1, performed by the Ukrainian Opera and the Ballet Theatre Kyiv.
One of the most romantic operas ever written, La Bohème is set in the backstreets and attics of Bohemian Paris, and features many famous arias including ‘Your Tiny Hand is Frozen’, ‘They Call Me Mimi’ and ‘Musetta’s Waltz’.
This powerful and emotional opera tells the heart-breaking tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer, Rodolfo.
Ellen said: “The scene where Mimi and Rodolfo meet and she sings ‘They call me Mimi’ always makes me cry. It’s such a beautiful piece of music. I try to do opera that the audience can emotionally connect with, not just on a musical level but with the personal drama happening on stage.”
The sumptuous set is inspired by the art of the Bohemian period, particularly the work of Chagall and Renoir.
Ellen’s production of the extreme poverty in the backstreets and attics of Paris was also inspired by reading George Orwell’s book ‘Down and out in Paris and London’.
The production includes a brass band, snow effects and Musetta’s dog will also make an entrance.
Tickets for this exciting production, performed on Wednesday March 1, 2023, are available at: www.thecliffspavilion.co.uk or at the Box office on 0343 310 0030.
Please note that certain seats may have restricted views of the surtitles.