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  • Booking until: Friday, 31 May 2024
  • Running time: 3hr 10min. Incl. 1 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

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.

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Carmen Ticket Information

  • Booking until:

    Friday, 31 May 2024

  • Running time:

    3hr 10min. Incl. 1 interval.

  • Age restrictions

    Ages 8+.

  • Important Information

    This production contains themes of a sexual nature and moderate violence. Sung in French with English surtitles.

  • Cancellations & Refunds

    Once 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.

Next Performances for Carmen at the Royal Opera House

today 23rd May 2024 7:00pm from £205.00

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All reviews are from customers who have been invited to leave a review just after seeing Carmen.

Please note the reviews below are from an old production of Carmen.


We left at half time

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

N Reviewed on 15 February 2018 by
Upper Basildon, United Kingdom