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Royal Opera House Presents: Carmen

OPERA IN FOUR ACTS
*THIS IS A PRERECORDED SCREENING OF THIS PERFORMANCE*

SHOWTIME:

  • Sun (4/08/18) 7:00pm

TICKETS:

  • Adult $14
  • Senior $12
  • Student $10
  • Members get 20% off and Free Popcorn!

BIZET’S CLASSIC FRENCH OPERA STARS ANNA GORYACHOVA
IN BARRIE KOSKY’S INTENSE PRODUCTION

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.
This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME:
3 HOURS 20 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Picture caption/credit: Barrie Kosky's production of Carmen ©2016 M. Ritterhaus via Oper Frankfurt

MUSIC GEORGES BIZET
DIRECTOR BARRIE KOSKY
CONDUCTOR JAKUB HRŮŠA

STARRING
CARMEN ANNA GORYACHOVA
DON JOSÉ FRANCESCO MELI
MICAËLA ANETT FRITSCH
ESCAMILLO KOSTAS SMORIGINAS

Earlier Event: December 24
Royal Opera House Presents: The Nutcracker
Later Event: April 30
Royal Opera House Presents: Macbeth