Carmen - Royal Opera Tickets and Hotel

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Tickets + hotel fr £34 / person

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Show notes

Running time: 3 hours 20 minutes (One interval)

Booking from: 06 Feb 2018

Booking until: 16 Mar 2018

The Show
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.

The young soldier Don José intends to marry Micaëla, a girl from his home village.

But when he meets the sensual and fiercely independent Carmen, he sacrifices everything to be with her.

Carmen grows bored of Don José and falls in love with Escamillo.

Unable to bear her leaving him, Don José tracks Carmen down and murders her.


Theatre details

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House
Bow Street
London
WC2E 9DD

Directions:
( 7 minutes from Leicester square Tube Station) Head east on Cranbourn Street and continue for 390 feet ( towards Charing Cross Road). Cranbourn Street turns slightly right and becomes Garrick Street continue along this road for 207 feet. Turn left onto Floral Street and continue for 0.2 miles. Turn right onto Bow Street and continue for 171 feet, the theatre will be on your right hand side.

Tube:
Covent Garden station is 1 minute walk (135 metres)

Performances

MatineeEvening
Monday7.00pm
Tuesday7.00pm
Wednesday7.00pm
Thursday7.00pm
Friday12.00pm7.00pm
Saturday7.00pm
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Carmen - Royal Opera

Royal Opera House
Bow Street
London
WC2E 9DD

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