Traditional Butterfly boasts a ‘sexy feel’
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.