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CARMEN (ROH)
Royal Opera House Cinema Season CARMEN (ROH) Tuesday 6 March 6:45PM
  • By: Georges Bizet
  • Choreography: Otto Pichler
  • Conductor: Jakub Hruša
  • Design: Katrin Lea Tag
  • Director: Barrie Kosky
  • Language: Sung in French with English subtitles
  • Runtime: The performance lasts about 3 hours 20 minutes, including one interval
  • Screening: Live from Covent Garden
  • Starring: Carmen: Anna Goryachova, Don José: Francesco Meli, Escamillo: Kostas Smoriginas
  • Tickets: £15.00 Full concessions £13.00
  • Venue: THEATRE

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Bizet’s classic French opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky’s intense production.

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.

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.
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