Tuesday 06 March 2018
6:45pm
Opera in four acts

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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 SURTITLES

Tickets: Full £15.00 / Concession £14.00 / U16s £11.00

Music: Georges Bizet / Director: Barrie Kosky / Conductor: Jakub Hrůša

Carmen: Anna Goryachova / Don José: Francesco Meli / Micaëla: Anett Fritsch / Escamillo: Kostas Smoriginas

LIVE STREAMING – IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Please note, for live content all start/intermission and finish times are approximate. Delays can be experienced and some level of audio and visual interference/interruptions can be an unforeseen possibility. Where/If advised by the broadcaster of possible issues we will alert the audience accordingly.

Two tickets for £10 – Student Offer for Royal Opera House Cinema Season 2017/18

Two standard tickets are yours for only £10 when you turn up in person at the Memo Arts Centre on the day of a ROH live screening.

On the day of our Live ROH Cinema Screening – all you need to do is this:

  • Check we still have some tickets left (the £10 Cinema Student Standby is subject to availability)
  • Grab a friend (they don’t need to be a student)
  • Grab £10
  • Turn up in person
  • Show your valid Student ID and buy two cinema tickets for £10

The small print: Two standard price tickets to an ROH live (not recorded or encore) broadcast may be purchased for £10 by a student with a valid Student ID card, on the day of the live screening. Tickets must be purchased in person – online and telephone bookings not permitted. Tickets are subject to availability and cannot be transferred to any other screening. This offer is not valid in combination with any other offer, and is not valid for repeat or encore screenings.

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