Booking until: Thursday, 27 February 2020
Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes
No under 5s admitted.
Surtitles system displays sung words above the stage
Thursday, 27 February 2020
2 hours 45 minutes
She creates a hunger in men.
But will it now consume her?
Carmen is a searing depiction of a woman who craves love, but creates obsession and jealousy.
One of the most popular operas ever written, Bizet’s score is bursting with passionate melodies and includes such famous numbers as the ‘Habanera’, ‘Toreador’s Song’ and ‘Flower Song’. Calixto Bieito’s production explores the complex relationships between the sexes at the tail-end of Franco’s regime in the 1970s.
Returning in the title role is sensational mezzo Justina Gringytė. Rising stars Sean Panikkar (José) and Nardus Williams (Micaëla) make their ENO debuts. Making a welcome return to the company is Ashley Riches as Escamillo.
The cast is rounded out by ENO Harewood Artists Samantha Price, Elgan Llŷr Thomas, Matthew Durkan and Alex Otterburn.
a production ENO can be proud of Metro
a coherence and dramatic integrity that has never been seen in Carmen before What's On Stage
intelligent, fascinating music theatre and well worth seeing The Guardian
What to expect:Acting
based on 2 reviews
I loved the music and the cast were really good. Disappointed slightly because I prefer the traditional version.
25 May 2015
Productions at ENO of late have been so good they've even won over an opera sceptic like me. Now they've a spring season that's even more user friendly, there's tickets to suit most budgets and there's never been a better time to give the art form a try or simply to remind yourself how exciting it is to enjoy world class singers and musicians bringing great works to life.
Last week I had a very jolly evening at their revival of PIRATES OF PENZANCE by the Victorian writers Gilbert and Sullivan. They created a whole string of hit shows in their time which still dazzle with their wonderfully hummable tunes and sunny humour. If your new to their repertoire, Pirates is one of their most popular confections, much loved by amateur performers and enthusiasts. Seeing it performed by world class professionals however is a stirring reminder that the work is far more then an end of term romp.
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St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
- Air conditioned
- Infrared hearing loop
- Wheelchair/scooter access
- Capacity: 2358
- Year built: 1904