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La Tragédie de Carmen - Autumn 2018

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 interpretation, set at the end of the Spanish Civil War, investigates the psychological elements central to this retelling of Carmen’s tale. Directed by John Wilkie, the opera is brought to life in an intense chamber production, sung in French with English captions.

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

Due to the nature of this piece our recommended audience age is 12+


20.09.18 - 23.11.18

Running Time:
80 minutes (not including interval)

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