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January 24 @ 7:30 pm£18 - £20
Tuesday 24th January at 7:30pm
New orchestration by Harry Blake
New English version by Robin Norton-Hale
Following a critically acclaimed seven-week run at Soho Theatre,London, this new English version of Bizet’s wildly popular opera tours the UK in 2016.
Carmen captivates and provokes, disturbing the composure of everyone she encounters. Sparks fly when she meets José, but as her passion cools, his turns to obsession. Unable to control his feelings or the woman who inspired them, he descends into violence. But Carmen will not give up her freedom for anyone.
This tantalising new production takes place in a torrid South American landscape of dust and concrete, where small-town boredom and machismo can turn nasty.
Bizet’s powerful melodies are orchestrated for a quartet of strings, woodwind and piano by composer Harry
Blake (OperaUpClose’s La Traviata and Don Giovanni).
★★★★ Independent truly disturbing
★★★★ Evening Standard brutally convincing
★★★★ Time Out in-your-face verismo
★★★★ City AM pioneering…exhilarating…gutwrenching…spectacular
★★★★ The Stage compelling
★★★★ WhatsOnStage gripping, thrilling and thought-provoking
★★★★ Observer touchingly vigorous
★★★★ Sunday Express raw passion
Tickets: £20, £18