Tra­di­tional But­ter­fly boasts a ‘sexy feel’

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OPERA singer Ellen Kent will re­turn to Wat­ford Colos­seum on Sun­day, Novem­ber 30 with her pro­duc­tion of Puc­cini’s Madama But­ter­fly.

Madama But­ter­fly is the heart-break­ing story of a beau­ti­ful Ja­panese girl, who falls in love with an Amer­i­can naval lieu­tenant, re­sult­ing in heart wrench­ing drama.

Ms Kent said: “My op­eras have to be emo­tional and beau­ti­ful. Mine isn’t min­i­mal­ist – it’s tra­di­tional opera with a sexy feel.”

The set will in­clude a Ja­panese gar­den and mu­sic is pro­vided by Chisinau Na­tional Phil­har­monic orches­tra and con­ducted by Ni­co­lae Do­ho­taru. JAZZ legend Kenny Ball, fa­mous for his hit Mid­night In Moscow, died a year ago at the age of 82 after a bat­tle with pneu­mo­nia.

Kenny had one main wish be­fore he passed away and that was for his son, Keith, to carry on the legacy.

In the year up to his death Keith had been ac­com­pa­ny­ing Kenny on stage, singing all the hits.

When Kenny was ad­mit­ted to hos­pi­tal suf­fer­ing with pneu­mo­nia Keith took over the band.

One year after the legend’s death, Keith and the band, un­der new man­age­ment are back on the road, vis­it­ing Wy­combe Swan The­atre on Satur­day.

The band which fea­tures a num­ber of long serv­ing and founder mem­bers are com­mit­ted to keep the prom­ise made to Kenny and con­tinue to play the man’s won­der­ful mu­sic that has been en­joyed by mil­lions all over the world for the past 56 years.

The hits in­clude Mid­night in Moscow, So Do I, I Wanna be like you, My Mother’s Eyes, What a Won­der­ful World, Sa­man­tha and I Still Love You All.

The per­for­mance will be ded­i­cated to the late jazz mu­si­cian Acker Bilk.

For tick­ets go to www.wycombeswan.co.uk or call 01494 512 000.

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