SENBLA has announced an award-winning Ellen Kent production of Carmen by Opera International, set to grace The Anvil stage on May 8.

This classical spectacle, featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv, tells the thrilling story of a seductive gypsy girl provoking desire and jealousy leading to an eventual downfall.

Expect Bizet's memorable melodies embodying the fascinating architecture of Spain's Seville, performed by a full orchestra.

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Ellen Kent, who personally hand-picks and directs all soloists, said: "I am delighted to be working with the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv again after the huge success of the spring 2023 tour."

Tickets range from £45 to £18.50, offering discounts for over 65s, under 25s, and students. For tickets, contact 01256 844244 or visit Anvil Arts' website.

The opera will be sung in French with English subtitles.