Pop-Up Opera's La Tragédie de Carmen

Pop-up Opera is taking a reimagining of Bizet's famous masterpiece, La Tragédie de Carmen by Peter Brook, on tour to various venues around London and the UK.
Pop-Up Opera's La Tragédie de Carmen

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Event type: Opera, Tours

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La Tragédie de Carmen is a reimagining of Bizet's famous masterpiece, by Peter Brook. 

The intense and tragic tale of the four characters who lie at the heart of the original story plays out in a thought-provoking drama of unhinged love and jealousy.

Actions are not without consequences, and the stark reality of the repercussions for Don José are laid bare as the story unfolds before you in a series of his tormented flashbacks.

Brook collaborated with composer Marius Constant to create a journey through much of Bizet's memorable music, including Carmen's 'Habanera', Escamillo's Toreador Song and Don José's Flower Song, together with powerful new passages.

This dark and thrilling piece is directed by John Wilkie.

A familiar tale, but not as you'd expect it …

Recommended audience age is 12+.

The production will be touring throughout the UK from 20 September to 24 November 2018 (venues and details here).

London tour dates are as follows:

Thurs 20th September 7:30pm: Hayman's Distillery, Balham

Tues 25th September 7:00pm: The Asylum, Peckham                      

Weds 26th September 7:30pm: Brunel Museum Thames Tunnel Shaft, Rotherhithe

Sun 30th September 6:00pm: East Finchley Arts Festival, All Saints Church, East Finchley

Tues 9th October 7:30pm: Ugly Duck, Tanner Street, Bermondsey

Thurs 11th October 7:30pm: NSPCC at Hope Church, Islington 

Weds 24th October 7:30pm: Masonic Temple, Andaz Hotel, Liverpool Street

Fri 2nd November 7:30pm: Lantern Arts Centre, Raynes Park

Tues 20th November 7:30pm: London Museum of Water and Steam, Kew


From:Thursday 20 September 2018

To:Saturday 24 November 2018

Starts: 7-30 pm

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Various - see description for London dates, initial venue:

Hayman's Distillery
8a Weir Road
London SW12 0GT

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