Carmen

Carmen Tickets

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  • Bizet's greatest opera Carmen tells the story of the enigmatic and seductive Carmen and the dangerous passion she arouses in Don José.

    Carmen declares that any man she loves should beware. However, even she is unprepared for what will happen when she decides to seduce Don José, an army corporal who initially appears uninterested in her charms.

    Award-winning director Barrie Kosky provides a refreshing perspective on this well-known opera. He explores Carmen's ever-changing nature - marked by her series of contrasting costumes - and her vitality through dance. The pre-recorded voice of a narrator (perhaps Carmen herself) ensures that we experience the whole story from her perspective, and the production's unique performing edition (by Michael Rot) offers a chance for audience members to hear music Bizet omitted from the opera's first performances.

    Carmen had only lukewarm success at its 1875 premiere - perhaps due to its unconventional subject - but soon became immensely popular, and has remained so. Its glorious score boasts a host of wonderful melodies, including Carmen's sensual Habanera and Seguidilla, Don José's tender Flower Aria and Escamillo's rousing Toreador's Song. There are also passionate duologues, above all the intense, final confrontation between Carmen and Don José.

    At the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden from 27 November to 22 December 2018, book your Carmen tickets today!

    *Please note: Sung in French with English surtitles.

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    1.    Refunds cannot be given unless a performance has been cancelled;
    2.    The Royal Opera House reserves the right o make alterations to the published programme without prior notice;
    3.    Tickets are non-transferable. Patrons with tickets purchased from unauthorised sellers may be refused entry:
    4.    The Royal Opera House reserves the right to provide alternative seats to those specified on the ticket;
    5.    Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break or interval;
    6.    The use of cameras and recording equipment is strictly forbidden;
    7.    The Royal Opera House reserves the right to refuse admission.

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