BOLSHOI Opera Guest Soloist to perform at your local Theatre

22nd September 2015


PAGE 11&12 - Bozhenko 

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

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

La Traviata – World-Class Opera – Now on Sale

23rd April 2015


Book your tickets early for one of Verdi’s greatest operas, 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

‘An authentic, real and professional experience’ – Northern Echo

This haunting tragedy with its beautiful arias will transport you into the world in which it is set.

Giuseppe Verdi brings the beguiling splendour and gaiety of mid-19th century Parisian life to the stage. But there is also heartbreak and pathos in this tragic and resonant morality tale in which Violetta, a high-society courtesan with a heart of gold, sacrifices everything for the man she loves.

Please follow this link to read more about the history and how La Traviata came to the stage and to life!

It is a deeply moving opera filled with emotion and strokes of genius.


Book online or call the Theatre Box Office

Please book your ticket(s) early to get the best seats, as the performance is likely to sell out quickly.

Date Time Theatre Address Box Office
10-Sep-15 7.30pm Playhouse Playhouse Square, Harlow, CM20 1LS 01279 431 945
11-Sep-15 7.30pm Lyceum Theatre Heath Street, Crewe, CW1 2DA 01270 368 242
12-Sep-15 7.30pm Theatre Royal Clasketgate, Lincoln, LN2 1JJ 01522 519 999
13-Sep-15 7.30pm The Cresset Rightwell, Peterborough, PE3 8DX 01733 265705
15-Sep-15 7.30pm The Spa South Bay, Scarborough, YO11 2HD 01723 821 888
16-Sep-15 7.30pm Wyvern Theatre Theatre Square, Swindon, SN1 1QN 01793 524 481
17-Sep-15 7.30pm Buxton Opera House Water Street, Buxton, SK17 6XN 0845 127 2190
18-Sep-15 7.30pm The Hawth Hawth Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6YZ 01293 553636
19-Sep-15 7.30pm Town Hall Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1SE 01255 686 633
20-Sep-15 7.30pm Gordon Craig Theatre Lytton Way, Stevenage, SG1 1LZ 01438 363 200
21-Sep-15 7.30pm Dorking Halls Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG 01306 88 17 17
22-Sep-15 7.30pm Towngate Theatre St Martin’s Square, Basildon, SS14 1DW 01268 465 465
23-Sep-15 7.30pm Octagon Theatre Hendford, Yeovil, BA20 1UX 01935 422 884
24-Sep-15 7.30pm The Alban Arena Civic Centre, St Albans, AL1 3LD 01727 844 488
25-Sep-15 7.45pm Everyman Theatre 7-10 Regent Steet, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ 01242 572 573
26-Sep-15 7.45pm Everyman Theatre 7-10 Regent Steet, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ 01242 572 573
27-Sep-15 7.30pm Theatre Severn Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8FT 01743 281 281
28-Sep-15 7.30pm Harrogate Theatre Oxford Street , Harrogate, HG1 1QF 01423 502 116
29-Sep-15 7.30pm Venue Cymru The Promenade, Llandudno , LL30 1BB 01492 872 000
30-Sep-15 7.30pm The Bath Hall Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 7RG 0844 854 2776
01-Oct-15 7.30pm Forum Theatre Town Centre, Billingham, TS23 2LJ 01642 552 663
02-Oct-15 7.30pm Plaza Mersey Square, Stockport, SK1 1SP 01614 777 779
04-Oct-15 7.30pm King George’s Hall Northgate, Blackburn, BB2 1AA 0844 847 1664
06-Oct-15 7.30pm Civic Theatre Parkgate, Darlington, DL1 1RR 01325 486 555
07-Oct-15 7.30pm York Barbican Paragon St, York, YO10 4AH 0844 854 2757
08-Oct-15 7.30pm White Rock Theatre White Rock , Hastings, TN34 1JX 01424 462 288
09-Oct-15 7.30pm Stafford Gatehouse Eastgate Street, Stafford, ST16 2LT 01785 619080
10-Oct-15 7.30pm Floral Pavilion Marina Parade, New Brighton, CH45 2JS 0151 666 0000
11-Oct-15 7.30pm Victoria Theatre Fountain Street, Halifax, HX1 1BP 01422 351 158
12-Oct-15 7.30pm Pomegranate Theatre Corporation Street, Chesterfield, S41 7XT 01246 345 222