After a series of successful performances of Madame Butterfly and La Boheme in 2013, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back with another world-class opera, Carmen .
This powerful and passionate drama of love and rejection, featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live orchestra with more than 30 musicians, comes to the Pavilion Theatre in Rhyl on Tuesday (March 4).
Producer Alexej Ignatow said: “Our long-term project is to try hard to involve more local choirs, and to integrate them in our future productions.
“To start, we have offered the opportunity to six children, around 10-13 years old, to sing in our new opera production of Carmen , and we are delighted to announce that seven children from the reputable Stagecoach Theatre Arts Company in Rhyl are to take part in it.”
Carmen , one of the most popular and accessible operas, has captured the imagination of many generations over the years and continues to attract and inspire all age groups worldwide.
This completely new performance of Carmen features an impressive cast and a live orchestra with more than 30 musicians, who bring to life the famous composition of Georges Bizet in a way that you have never experienced before.
The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is renowned across Europe for their faithful, intimate and powerful performances, and this new opera production will be no exception.
They have been featured regularly in local and national media, including an appearance on BBC Television’s The One Show .
Alexej Ignatow, producer of The Russian State Ballet and Opera House, said:
“The Russian State Ballet and Opera House was founded to represent quality and passion for ballet and opera at the highest level.
“Unlike many other companies that travel to Europe with ballet and opera productions, we only focus on working with established theatres in the Russian Federation.
“These theatres have many years of experience and, most importantly, they have an established spine of directors and leaders from Russia’s most-respected artistic institutions.
“Every year we aim to bring different artists to the UK, which means that although you may have seen a Carmen opera one year, next time the set, costumes, artists and even choreography will be different, to create a unique, yet faithful experience each time.
“This year we have selected to work with the Russian State Opera and Ballet Theatre of Komi. This is an established and long standing theatre that continues to grow on the international stage and win awards in the field of opera and ballet.”
Alexej Ignatow added: “We often get asked how you would encourage people who have never seen an opera before, to come along for the first time?
“And my instant reply is that you don’t need to be an expert in opera or music as we ensure that the set and costumes make the production easy to follow. The music is beautiful and sometimes, even if you’re lost in the plot, just close your eyes and enjoy the music.”
Call 01745 330000 or visit www.rhylpavilion.co.uk for ticket details.