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Opera & Ballet International proudly presents Ellen Kent’s production La Boheme

Ellen Kent’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme comes to University Concert Hall, Limerick April 14th.

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra!

Introducing the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova as Mimi and starring Olga Perrier, the international French Soprano as Musetta. La Boheme is one of the most romantic operas ever written, telling the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer.  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’.

La Boheme

Pictured: Ellen Kent director of La Boheme


Make the most of your night at the opera with a delicious pre-opera Supper in the beautiful surrounds of River Bistro, just a one minute stroll from UCH. Enjoy main course, dessert, a glass of wine and tea/coffee for €24, or just €20 if you are a Friend of UCH! Booking through the UCH Box Office at 061 331549.

Directed by Ellen Kent, this brand new production of Puccini’s La Boheme is traditionally staged, set within the attics and backstreets of Bohemian Paris, and features beautiful sets and costumes. Expect the Bohemian art of the period, a brass band, snow effects and Musetta’s dog!

Born in India, Ellen was the daughter of a High Commissioner. She was educated in Norfolk, at Durham University and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She worked as an actress for several years, before she co-founded Dual Control Theatre Company (now Dual Control International) in 1985.

‘Authentic, tender and passionate’ Daily Telegraph

‘The best La Boheme I have ever seen’ Jeremy Brien, The Stage

‘Alyona Kistenyova had a beautiful pure strong voice – allied to a real emotional intensity, it shone to perfection in Vissi d’arte. (Tosca)’ The Argus, Brighton 2016.

La Boheme will be playing at the University Concert Hall, Limerick Friday 14th April, 8 pm

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