Opera brings a taste of the Orient to Bury St Edmunds

Lakme, by the Swansea City Opera
Lakme, by the Swansea City Opera

Swansea City Opera return to Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds on March 11 with Lakmé, best known for its famous Flower Duet.

Sung in English and accompanied by a chamber orchestra this ravishing piece of opera was written by Léo Delibes between 1881 and 1882. This latest version is set in India during the Raj of the 1880s and features some wonderful period costume design by Gabriella Ingram.

It captures the ambience of the Orient seen through Western eyes and tells of religious tensions and conflict leading to personal sacrifice, heartbreak and death.

Swansea City Opera were formed in 2004 and they tour high quality opera to venues throughout the UK. As a company they strive to make their productions clear and easily accessible for everyone, and pride themselves on the quality of their singers and orchestra.

For tickets and further details please call the box office on 01284 769505 or visit www.theatreroyal.org