Now! At Last, the incredible Operas Madama Butterfly and Carmen will return to Blackpool Grand Theatre for 2022!

It's One Fine Day again with the welcome return of Opera to The Grand stage as Senbla presents Opera International’s award-winning Ellen Kent productions of Bizet's Carmen on Wednesday 2 February and Puccini's Madama Butterfly on Thursday 3 February.

Ellen Kent famously said: “My operas have to be emotional and beautiful” and all the exceptional soloists have been hand-picked and directed by Ellen to create a visually beautiful and moving production. Her incredible operas always provide a stunning spectacle with breath-taking sets, sumptuous costumes, highly-praised chorus and a full orchestra.

Bizet's Carmen brings an evening of passion, sexual jealousy, death and unforgettable arias. This dazzling production features Bizet’s unforgettable melodies including ‘The Toreador’s Song’, Carmen’s enticing ‘Habanera’, and Don José’s lyrical ‘Flower Song’ in a setting evoking the stunning architecture of Seville and its main square with Roman and Moorish influences. (Sung in French with English surtitles).

Puccini's award-winning Madama Butterfly is back by overwhelming public demand in a new production with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes. Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. (Sung in Italian with English surtitles)

Link Ticket Special Offer
Buy two £32.50 Ellen Kent opera tickets - one each for Bizet’s Carmen and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly for just £50, or buy two Ellen Kent £35.50 tickets (again one for each production) for £56 (saving an amazing £15 on each deal!)

And now you can also inspire younger family members to experience the true joy of opera with our amazing 18-26s Special Ticket where each production is only £13 per person, per show!

Bizet’s Carmen is Wednesday 2 February and Puccini's Madama Butterfly is Thursday 3 February at 7.30pm at Blackpool Grand Theatre. Please note the opera cast are subject to change.

Please call the Box Office on 01253 290190 or visit for full listings, bookings and further information.




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