Carmen


Calixto Bieito's production explores the complex relationships between the sexes at the tail-end of Franco's regime in the 1970s.
Carmen at London Coliseum

Image: London Coliseum


Overview


Genre: Opera
Venue: London Coliseum
Starts: Wednesday 29 January 2020
Closes: Thursday 27 February 2020
Running time:2 hrs 45 mins
Age suitability: Suggested 11+

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Background


Returning in the title role is sensational mezzo Justina Gringyte.


Rising stars Sean Panikkar (José) and Nardus Williams (Micaëla) make their ENO debuts.


Making a welcome return to the company is Ashley Riches as Escamillo.


The cast is rounded out by ENO Harewood Artists Samantha Price, Elgan Llyr Thomas, Matthew Durkan and Alex Otterburn.


This production contains sexual references and scenes of male nudity.


Synopsis


She creates a hunger in men.


But will it now consume her?


Carmen is a searing depiction of a woman who craves love, but creates obsession and jealousy.


One of the most popular operas ever written, Bizet's score is bursting with passionate melodies and includes such famous numbers as the 'Habanera', 'Toreador's Song' and 'Flower Song'.


Calixto Bieito's production explores the complex relationships between the sexes at the tail-end of Franco's regime in the 1970s.


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Box office tel: 020 7845 9300

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 29 January 2020

Closes:Thursday 27 February 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
-

Tickets


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From £13

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Cast


Justina Gringyt - Carmen

Sean Panikkar - José

David Butt Philip - José (Feb 25 & 27)

Ashley Riches - Escamillo

Nardus Williams - Micaëla

Keel Watson - Zuniga

Alex Otterburn - Moralès

Ellie Laugharne - Frasquita

Samantha Price - Mercédès

Matthew Durkan - Dancairo

John Findon - Remendado


Creatives


Author: Christopher Cowell (Translator)
Composer: Bizet
Director: Calixto Bieito (Jamie Manton - Revival Director)
Set designer: Alfons Flores
Costume designer: Mercè Paloma
Lighting: Lighting Designer

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