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Ellen Kent to tour Madama Butterfly and La Boheme

The Puccini operas tour across the UK early next year.

Ellen Kent will direct productions of the Giacomo Puccini operas Madama Butterfly and La Boheme on a nationwide tour next year.

The newly announced tour starts in Manchester on 21 January 2020, running throughout February, March and into April.

Both productions will feature the talents of Korean soprano Elena Dee, alongside international soprano Alyona Kistenyova.

Based on a true story, the award-winning Madama Butterfly tells the heart-wrenching tale of a young Japanese girl who falls in love with a US naval lieutenant. Highlights from the opera include the Humming Chorus, One Fine Day and Love Duet. 

The stunning set design includes a Japanese garden, and costumes include antique wedding Kimonos imported from the Land of the Rising Sun.

The hugely popular La Boheme is considered the most romantic operas Puccini ever wrote. Telling the tragic tale of the doomed Mimi and her love for a penniless writer, the Paris-set story includes the arias Your Tiny Hand is Frozen, The Call Me Mimi and Muzetta’s Waltz.

Both operas will be sung in Italian, with English subtitles provided on an unobtrusive screen positioned above the stage.

La Boheme and Madama Butterfly are set to tour nationwide across 2020.

Here are the dates:

21 January 2020 – Palace Theatre, Manchester – La Boheme
22 January 2020 – Palace Theatre, Manchester – Madama Butterfly
24 January 2020 – New Theatre, Oxford – La Boheme
25 January 2020 – New Theatre, Oxford – Madama Butterfly
26 January 2020 – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton – La Boheme
28 January 2020 – The Hawth, Crawley – Madama Butterfly
31 January 2020 – Theatre Royal, Brighton – La Boheme

1 February 2020 – Theatre Royal, Brighton – Madama Butterfly
2 February 2020 – Festival Theatre, Malvern – Madama Butterfly
3 February 2020 – Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton – Madama Butterfly
4 February 2020 – Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham – Madama Butterfly
5 February 2020 – The Orchard, Dartford – Madama Butterfly
6 February 2020 – White Rock Theatre, Hastings – Madama Butterfly
7 February 2020 – G Live, Guildford – Madama Butterfly
8 February 2020 – Regent Theatre, Stoke – Madama Butterfly
9 February 2020 – The Anvil, Basingstoke – La Boheme
13 February 2020 – New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon – Madama Butterfly
14 February 2020 – Princess Theatre, Torquay – Madama Butterfly
15 February 2020 – Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl – Madama Butterfly
16 February 2020 – The Hexagon, Reading – Madama Butterfly
19 February 2020 – Regent Theatre, Ipswich – La Boheme
22 February 2020 – The Anvil, Basingstoke – Madama Butterfly
23 February 2020 – Festival Theatre, Malvern – La Boheme
25 February 2020 – Caird Hall, Dundee – Madama Butterfly
26 February 2020 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh – La Boheme
27 February 2020 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh – Madama Butterfly
28 February 2020 – Empire Theatre, Sunderland – La Boheme
29 February 2020 – Empire Theatre, Sunderland – Madama Butterfly

1 March 2020 – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow – Madama Butterfly
2 March 2020 – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow – La Boheme
4 March 2020 – The Forum, Bath – La Boheme
5 March 2020 – The Forum, Bath – Madama Butterfly
6 March 2020 – Grand Theatre, Swansea – La Boheme
7 March 2020 – Grand Theatre, Swansea – Madama Butterfly
11 March 2020 – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury – Madama Butterfly
12 March 2020 – Theatre, Southport – Madama Butterfly
13 March 2020 – Regent Theatre, Stoke – La Boheme
14 March 2020 – Regent Theatre, Ipswich – Madama Butterfly
15 March 2020 – Churchill Theatre, Bromley – Madama Butterfly
17 March 2020 – City Hall, Hull – La Boheme
19 March 2020 – City Hall, Hull – Madama Butterfly
20 March 2020 – Grand Opera House, York – La Boheme
21 March 2020 – Grand Opera House, York – Madama Butterfly
25 March 2020 – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford – La Boheme
26 March 2020 – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford – Madama Butterfly
27 March 2020 – Cliffs Pavillion, Southend – Madama Butterfly
28 March 2020 – Kings Theatre, Portsmouth – Madama Butterfly
31 March 2020 – Corn Exchange, King’s Lynn – Madama Butterfly

1 April 2020 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff – Madama Butterfly
2 April 2020 – G Live, Guildford – La Boheme
3 April 2020 – Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth – La Boheme
4 April 2020 – Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth – Madama Butterfly
5 April 2020 – Theatre, Richmond – Madama Butterfly
6 April 2020 – Theatre, Richmond – La Boheme
7 April 2020 – Princess Theatre, Torquay – La Boheme
14 April 2020 – Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham – La Boheme
15 April 2020 – Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe – La Boheme
16 April 2020 – Grand Theatre, Blackpool – La Boheme
17 April 2020 – Grand Theatre, Blackpool – Madama Butterfly
18 April 2020 – De Montford Hall, Leicester – Madama Butterfly
19 April 2020 – De Montford Hall, Leicester – La Boheme
20 April 2020 – Churchill Theatre, Bromley – La Boheme
21 April 2020 – Corn Exchange, King’s Lynn – La Boheme
22 April 2020 – City Hall, Sheffield – Madama Butterfly
23 April 2020 – The Orchard Theatre, Dartford – La Boheme

Tickets to see Madama Butterfly are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk
Tickets to see La Boheme are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk

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