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Ellen Kent opera returns to Ipswich Regent

PUBLISHED: 16:14 29 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:14 29 January 2018

Award-winning producer Ellen Kent returns to the Ipswich Regent with two classic operas – La Traviata, above, and Madama Butterfly. Photo: ELLEN KENT

Award-winning producer Ellen Kent returns to the Ipswich Regent with two classic operas – La Traviata, above, and Madama Butterfly. Photo: ELLEN KENT

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Award-winning producer Ellen Kent returns to the Ipswich Regent with two classic operas – La Traviata and Madama Butterfly.

The first, on January 31, is Verdi’s interpretation of La Dame aux Camelias by Alexander Dumas, a tragic, passionate, love story. It stars acclaimed soprano Alyona Kistenyova in the role of Violetta.

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Both operas will be conducted by Vasyl Vasylenko, the artistic director and conductor at the National President’s Orchestra of Ukraine, and played by 30 members of the National Ukrainian Orchestra.

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