Almost two years ago, the Russian State Opera was presenting the premiere of its production of Aida when COVID brought the tour came to an abrupt end with devastating effects for theatres, producer and the artists.
Fast forward to today, and all three parties are still recovering from the effects of the lockdown.
But the show must go on and after lots of risk assessment and travel restrictions analysis, the Russian State Opera is back and will be staging Puccini’s Madam Butterfly at Basildon Twngate Theatre on Friday March 11.
Alexej Ignatow, producer of the Russian State Opera said: “Together with local theatres, we now hope that the worst is behind us and we slowly can return to normality.
“We are excited to be back in the theatre and also hope that the local audiences will come in numbers to support us and this amazing classical art.”
For tickets, contact the Towngate box office on 01268 205300 or book online at: https://towngatetheatre.co.uk/madama-butterfly/