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    Catch one of the most popular operas to ever be staged and see Georges Bizet's magnum opus in all its splendour! Calixto Bieito’s enthralling production is filled with his trademark dramatics and violence, shedding the lighter side of the opera. Do not miss the revival of one of the greatest operas in history and catch a gripping story about betrayal, love, lust, and jealousy! Get your Carmen London tickets while stocks last.

    Why Watch Carmen

    The director, Calixto Bieito is renowned in the classical theatre sphere for his radical and intriguing interpretation of classic operas. He has worked across Europe, with his productions being showcased in some of the most famous opera theatres in the world at Stuttgart, Basel, Hanover, Zurich, Oslo, Munich, Paris, and Belgium. Bieito’s Carmen has travelled across the globe, making its debut in Catalonia all the way back in 1999 and touring Europe and North America. Carmen is set in a border region of Africa in the latter half of the 1970s, unlike the original that was set in the early 19th century in Seville. Bieito is a master in adapting classic works to modern settings, to engage with present-day audiences. The lead character is played by the mezzo-soprano, Ginger Costa-Jackson, for which she has gone on to win critical acclaim worldwide! Bieito is all set to shatter opera norms, as he brings Bizet’s most famous work to the West End stage! Don't miss out, get your Carmen London tickets today.

    The Story

    Set in colonial North Africa in a remote military outpost, an oppressive and violent air looms throughout the camp. Morales cracks a whip, as a soldier squad get into formation. A single soldier stripped to his briefs and boots is running punishment laps, until he falls down due to exhaustion. There is a constant threat of sexual violence hanging in the air, that threatens to consume everyone around. Carmen craves love, but all she seems to do is evoke jealousy and obsession in others around her. Will she be swallowed by this desire that she has unknowingly kindled in the men around her? Buy Carmen London tickets to find out.

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    Lovers of Opera | Georges Bizet Fans | Fans of Classical Music

    Cancellation policy

    These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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    Jan, 2020
    Very clear communication from the point of purchase to the pick-up.
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    Jan, 2020
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    Show Details

    Genre: Opera

    Duration: 2 hr 45 mins (inc one interval)

    Audience: Suitable for 15+

    Opening Date: 1 Feb 2023

    Closing Date: 24 Feb 2023

    Theatre Name: London Coliseum

    Theatre Facilities: Wheelchair accessibility, Restroom, Bar, Cloakroom, Assistive Listening System

    Dress Code: Smart casual

    Cast and Creatives

    Ginger Costa-Jackson as Carmen

    Sean Panikkar as Don José

    Nmon Ford as Escamillo

    Carrie-Ann Williams as Micaela

    Keel Watson as Zuniga

    Conductor

    Kerem Hasan

    Director

    Calixto Bieito

    Additional Tips

    • Content Warning: This production contains some adult content that may not be suitable for young audiences.

    • The opera is sung in English. The surtitles system displays sung words above the stage.

    • Keep in mind, the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.

    • The ticket can be presented digitally at the entrance on the day of your visit.

    • Please note most of the theatres do not allow entry post the show start time and we recommend you to reach the venue 10-15 minutes early.

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