MADAMA BUTTERFLY will be performed at The Hexagon in Reading next month.
Award-winninng producer, Ellen Kent, returns after her recent acclaimed British and Irish national tours of Nabucco, Aida and La Boheme with a traditional production of Puccini’s masterpiece.
Madama Butterfly, with exquisite sets, including a Japanese garden, and costumes such as antique wedding kimonos from Japan designed by the renowned Ukrainian designer Nadia Shvets from the National Ukrainian opera of Kharkiv.
There will be a host of international soloists from the national operas of Odessa, Spain and Rostov and the support of the National Philharmonic in Chisinau.
Over the last 22 years, Ellen has produced opera’s from Eastern Europe and has worked with Presidents and National opera houses, even encountering the Orange Revolution in Odessa, which broke out during her rehearsals of Butterfly and Traviata in 2005.