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Opens: Friday, 5 April 2024
Booking until: Friday,31 May 2024
Running time: 3hrs 10mins (incl. interval)
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Carmen in London
Carmen at the Royal Opera House
Carmen is the best-loved opera by the brilliant French composer Georges Bizet, known by people who don’t even know they know it! The opera’s fascinating blend of passion, sensuality and violence saw it fail spectacularly at its 1875 premiere and Bizet died shortly afterwards. He never knew Carmen would become such a favourite, and if he did he would no doubt be thrilled.
Let’s raise a glass to Bizet, and to his opera, which has already been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone and countless times around the world. It’s on stage at the Royal Opera House from 5th April to 31st May 2024, sung in French with English surtitles.
Carmen tickets take you to a thrilling world where a handsome young soldier, Don José, wants to marry the lovely Micaëla from his home village. But when the sensual, fiercely independent Carmen turns up he forgets about his old love, leaving everything behind to be with her. When contrary Carmen gets bored of Don José and falls in love with Escamillo, Don Jose flies into a fury, finds her, and kills her.
See Aigul Akmetshina and Vasilisa Berzhanskaya in Carmen
Aigul Akmetshina and Vasilisa Berzhanskaya share the title role in Damiano Michieletto's hot new production of Bizet’s classic opera, conducted by Antonello Manacorda.
Don Jose is played by Piotr Beczala and Escamillo by Kostas Smoriginas. Micaela is played by Olga Kulchynska and Zuniga by Blaise Malaba.
Frasquita is Sarah Dufresne and Mercedes is Gabrielė Kupšytė. Dan Cairo is played by Pierre Doyen, Remendado by Vincent Ordonneau and Morales by Grisha Martirosyan. Your chorus is the Royal Opera Chorus and the orchestra is the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
All about Carmen
This hugely popular opera has been given a fresh new face in this, Barrie Kosky’s unusually physical version first created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors. His Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 proved an absolute delight and thrilled audiences. This time around he has created a non-traditional production that takes the plot to dizzying new heights. Brilliant
The Carmen creative team
The Director is Damiano Michieletto and the Set Designer is Paolo Fantin. Costume Design comes from Carla Teti and the Lighting Designer is Alessandro Carletti. Dramaturg is by Elisa Zaninotto.
Carmen Official Theatre Tickets
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Carmen Ticket Information
Friday, 5 April 2024
Friday,31 May 2024
3hrs 10mins (incl. interval)
Important InformationThis production contains themes of a sexual nature and moderate violence. Sung in French with English surtitles.
Cancellations & RefundsOnce booked, tickets to Carmen are usually non exchangeable and non refundable as per our terms & conditions. In practice, however, we will do our best to accommodate your request as long as we are notified at least 48 hours before the performance. Please contact us for more information.
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Tedious and uninspiring such a travesty for what is a brilliant opera by Bizet. Never did figure why the lead had to be dressed as a gorilla - really! It was as unSpanish as it possibly could be, no vibrant, flamboyant consumes, just funereal dark and eternally somber. So pleased when the interval came so we could relieved of the monotony and boredom
Reviewed on 15 February 2018 by Nicola, Upper Basildon, United Kingdom