A Ukrainian opera company will be bringing two classic operas to the stage in Weymouth in March.

Dnipro Opera has been touring the U.K from January 31 to March 28 with their performances of La Boheme and Carmen to Weymouth Pavilion this March. 

Accompanied by a large live orchestra comprised of over 30 musicians, the company will perform the passionate opera Carmen on Tuesday, March 26 at 7.30pm.

The performance will be sung in French and accompanied by English surtitles. Set in 19th Century Seville, Carmen is one of George Bizet’s most well-known operas that deals with themes of love, treachery, obsession, and betrayal.

The following day, March 27, the company will perform Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme sung in Italian and accompanied with English surtitles. It tells the tragic love story between a poor poet and an equally poor seamstress in 19th century Bohemian Paris. 

Producer, Alexej Ignatow of Amande Concerts Ltd. said: “We are really excited to be bringing back this opera company in these difficult times. The journey remains extremely challenging for the artists emotionally and physically. But with lots of dedication and love to our work, we have overcome the many extraordinary obstacles.

“The cast has been rehearsing vigorously over the last five weeks and will continue to do so until the very moment when they will be leaving for the UK. We in the production office are now fully focussed on marketing these operas and raising awareness. We hope to see you very soon at one of our venues!”

The company has a theatre close to the banks of the River Dnipro in the city of the same name and lies north of Zaporizhzhia. The organisation also includes a ballet company, a choir and an orchestra.

Tickets are available to book on the Ents24 website: https://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/dnipro-opera