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Verdi Nabucco, Verdi Aida and La Bohème at Richmond Theatre

Starring Olga Perrier*, the international French Soprano, as Abigail.
Ellen Kent returns with a new production of the very first opera she ever produced.
Verdi’s haunting and melodic chorus of the Hebrew slaves, Va Pensiero, follows the plight of the Hebrews as they
are forced from their homeland into exile by the Babylonian King Nabucco. This powerful tale is laced with revenge, destruction, and jealousy.

A spectacular traditionally staged production featuring magnificent sets and costumes with amazing lighting and
stage effects which includes the burning down of Soloman’s temple. Nabucco promises to be an evening to
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
*Cast subject to change

With a new spectacular interpretation of the classic opera ‘Aida’
Starring Olga Perrier*, the international French Soprano, as Aida and Liza Kadelnik*, the celebrated mezzo from
the Romanian National Opera, as Amneris Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, returns in Autumn 2016 to the UK with a stunning new traditional production, boasting an impressive new set built by Set-Up Scenery in the UK, who also build sets for the Royal Opera Covent Garden.

In Aida, the splendour of Egypt is set against the grandeur of the Coliseum of Rome with Ellen Kent’s direction
influenced by the ancient Greek dramas of Euripides and symbolising the powerful religious hold of the priests of
Egypt. This tragic story of war, jealousy and revenge at whose heart is the doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian
slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian hero, Radames, is brought to life in a production set against one of the greatest pieces of music Verdi ever wrote with the well-known arias “Celeste Aida”, “Ritorna Vincitor” and the classic “Triumphal March” featuring a temple dance, cascades of glittering gold and amazing fire performers.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
*Cast subject to change

Starring Olga Perrier*, the international French Soprano as Musetta and the International critically acclaimed
soprano Ecaterina Danu as Mimi. Directed by Ellen Kent, this brand new production is traditionally staged and features beautiful sets and costumes.

La Bohème is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive
Mimi and her love for a penniless writer.

The set reflects the Bohemian art of the period and will include, a brass band, snow effects, and Musetta’s dog will also make an entrance.

This classic tale of Parisian love and loss features many famous arias including ‘Your Tiny Hand is Frozen’, ‘They Call Me Mimi’ and ‘Musetta’s Waltz’.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
* Cast subject to change.

Richmond Theatre
La Boheme – Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Nabuco – Thursday 24th November 2016
Aida – Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November 2016

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