FOLLOWING critically acclaimed productions of La Bohème, Madame Butterfly and Lucia di Lammermoor across Scotland, Opera Bohemia makes a trip south of the border to perform in Ely next Friday (May 10th).

To mark the 20th anniversary of the King’s Ely Concert Society, the company is performing its original production of La Bohème at the Hayward Theatre, where guests will also enjoy a champagne reception and canapés.

Assistant Director of Music, Melody Day, said: “This is a really special occasion for the King’s Ely Concert Society. The gala opera evening will be a prestigious event, aimed at thanking those who have been loyal members of the society since its early days as well as delighting new audiences. The company is looking forward to the trip and is excited to take their production further afield.”

Opera Bohemia was founded by Alistair Digges and Douglas Nairne, both young Scottish professional opera singers, who were keen to introduce opera to new audiences and a younger generation. Now in its third year, the company continues to add new works to its repertoire and expand its reach throughout Scotland and further afield.

Giacomo Puccini’s romantic tragedy La Bohème is one of opera’s most loved masterpieces. Rising star Catriona Clark leads a cast of emerging young artists in the role of Mimi, the young seamstress whose failing health cannot prevent her from falling in love with the charismatic poet Rodolfo. This energetic and youthful production, accompanied by violin and piano, captures all the emotional highs and lows in Puccini’s romantic score; from playful banter to the rush of first love, to the devastating pain of heartbreak and loss. Sung in Italian with English surtitles, this critically acclaimed production promises to be a memorable night for opera lovers and newcomers alike.

Friday 10th May 7.30pm

Hayward Theatre, The Gallery

King’s Ely

Tickets: £20/£15 (children £10) to include champagne reception and canapés.

01353 653931

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