Carmen is an opera of untamed passion. It is about freedom, love unconstrained by rules, burning lust, jealousy and fatalism. What’s more, upon closer inspection, the world’s most popular opera reveals new layers. Perhaps Carmen’s restlessness is fuelled by an innate need to belong somewhere – and to someone.
The phenomenal Amadi Lagha, famed for singing not one but two encores of his aria in Turandot in the summer 2018 festival, will be seen as Carmen’s fateful lover Don José. Andrei Kymach, winner of the 2019 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, has been cast in the role of Escamillo.
The production whisks the audience to the lively milieu of 1930s Spain. Bizet’s composition beats to a Sevillan rhythm, but with the light-hearted and sophisticated air of his native France.
To help you enjoy the performance without concerns and crowds, ourselves and our partners take safety extremely seriously and adhere to official guidelines. To ensure safe distancing, we are currently only selling half the seats for our performances.
All the summer 2020 ticket reservations have now been moved to summer 2022, and have been delivered to customers. Thank you for your patience! Read more here.