Monthly Archives: September 2015
Irina Bozhenko, who has starred in operas across the globe, and will be making guest appearances in the leading role of Violetta, for performances in Harrogate, Llandudno, Blackburn, Darlington, Stockport and York.
|Mon||28-Sep||Harrogate, Royal Hall||01423 502 116|
|Tue||29-Sep||Llandudno, Venue Cymru||01492 872 000|
|Fri||02-Oct||Stockport, The Plaza||01614 777 779|
|Sun||04-Oct||Blackburn, King Georges Hall||0844 847 1664|
|Tue||06-Oct||Darlington, Civic Theatre||01325 486 555|
|Wed||07-Oct||York, Barbican||0844 854 2757|
How old were you when you realised that you wanted to be an Opera singer?
I used to sing in kinder garden and then in school where I was part of the school choir. I went through a stage of trying to be like Whitney Huston. Especially, I used to love singing when I did chores at home.
What do you do after a performance?
We have a tradition with the cast – After any premiere we get together to celebrate and discuss the performance. We are all together in it, rehearsals, stress, and performances, so it’s important to share the feelings with each other and get it out of your chest.
I have met some Opera singers that would wake up in the middle of the night to go through their lines. How do you separate work from home?
I never bring my work home. Although sometimes if I can’t get things right I moan to my husband. He is a good musician so he understands what I am talking about.
What do you like doing in your free time?
I like to cook and being outside. Nothing extraordinary. Being surrounded by nature calms me down. It’s important for me to switch off at the right moment. We give so much emotion on stage it’s vital to recharge.
If you could, what message will you give to the audience?
Don’t be shy to show your emotions, it is really important for us. At the end of the day we are singing for you!
The opera is being performed by The Russian State Opera as part of the company’s UK wide opera tour from September to mid October 2015.
For information and tickets for La Traviata, please visit amande-concerts.co.uk/la-traviata
presented by The Russian State Ballet and Opera House and performed to a large live Orchestra.
‘Always top quality shows from this producer’- Stage Talk Magazine
Please follow this link to read more about the history and how these ballets came to life!
|Fri||16-Oct||Chatham, Central Theatre*||Nutcracker||01634 338 338|
|Sun||18-Oct||Dunstable, The Grove Theatre*||Nutcracker||01582 602080|
|Mon||19-Oct||Eastbourne, Congress Theatre||Swan Lake||01323 412 000|
|Tue||20-Oct||Eastbourne, Congress Theatre||Nutcracker||01323 412 000|
|Wed||21-Oct||Eastbourne, Congress Theatre||Don Quixote||01323 412 000|
|Thu||22-Oct||Harlow, The Playhouse||Nutcracker||01279 431 945|
|Fri||23-Oct||York , Barbican||Nutcracker||0844 854 2757|
|Sat||24-Oct||Peterborough, Key Theatre*||Nutcracker||01733 207 239|
|Sun||25-Oct||Swindon, Wyvern Theatre||Nutcracker||01793 524 481|
|Mon||26-Oct||Chesterfield, Pomegranate||Swan Lake||01246 345 222|
|Tue||27-Oct||Stevenage, Gordon Craig Theatre||Swan Lake||01438 363 200|
|Wed||28-Oct||Stevenage, Gordon Craig Theatre||Don Quixote||01438 363 200|
|Thu||29-Oct||Stafford, Gatehouse Theatre||Nutcracker||01785 619080|
|Fri||30-Oct||Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn||Don Quixote||01743 281 281|
|Sat||31-Oct||Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn||Swan Lake||01743 281 281|
|Sun||01-Nov||Loughborough Town Hall*||Swan Lake||01509 231 914|
|Tue||03-Nov||Guildford, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre||Nutcracker||01483 440 000|
|Wed||04-Nov||Guildford, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre||Don Quixote||01483 440 000|
|Thu||05-Nov||Llandudno, Venue Cymru||Nutcracker||01492 872 000|
|Fri||06-Nov||Portsmouth, Kings Theatre||Swan Lake||023 9282 8282|
|Sat||07-Nov||Yeovil, Octagon Theatre||Nutcracker||01935 422 884|
|Sun||08-Nov||Dorking Halls||Swan Lake||01306 881 717|
|Mon||09-Nov||Swansea, Grand Theatre||Don Quixote||01792 475 715|
|Tue||10-Nov||Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall||Nutcracker||01892 530 613|
|Wed||11-Nov||New Brighton, Floral Pavilion||Swan Lake||0151 666 0000|
|Thu||12-Nov||Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre||Nutcracker||01242 572 573|
|Fri||13-Nov||Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre||Don Quixote||01242 572 573|
|Sat||14-Nov||Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre||Swan Lake||01242 572 573|
|Sun||15-Nov||Halifax, Victoria Theatre||Nutcracker||01422 351 158|
|Mon||16-Nov||Lincoln Theatre Royal*||Nutcracker||01522 519 999|
|Tue||17-Nov||Wakefield, Theatre Royal*||Swan Lake||01924 211 311|
|Wed||18-Nov||Newcastle Tyne Theatre||Swan Lake||0844 2491 000|
|Fri||20-Nov||Billingham, Forum Theatre||Nutcracker||01642 552 663|
|Sat||21-Nov||Carlisle, Sands Centre||Don Quixote||01228 633 766|
|Sun||22-Nov||Stockport, The Plaza||Nutcracker||01614 777 779|
|Mon||23-Nov||Harrogate, Royal Hall||Swan Lake||01423 502 116|
|Tue||24-Nov||Harrogate, Royal Hall||Don Quixote||01423 502 116|
|Wed||25-Nov||Crewe, Lyceum Theatre*||Nutcracker||01270 368 242|
|Thu||26-Nov||Scarborough, The Spa||Nutcracker||01723 821 888|
|Sat||28-Nov||Colchester, Charter Hall*||Nutcracker||01206 282 020|
|Sun||29-Nov||Hastings, White Rock Theatre||Nutcracker||01424 462 288|
|Mon||30-Nov||Swansea, Grand Theatre||Nutcracker||01792 475 715|
|* These performances will not have the live orchestra and will be performed to playback music|