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Postponed, date tba: CarmenNew production

Theatre RoyalNottingham, East Midlands, United Kingdom
Dates/times in London time zone
Tuesday 09 March 202119:00
Thursday 11 March 202119:00
Saturday 13 March 202119:00
Programme
Bizet, Georges (1838-1875)CarmenLibretto by Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy,
Performers
Opera North
Garry WalkerConductor
Edward DickDirector
Colin RichmondSet Designer
Laura HopkinsCostume Designer
Chrystal E WilliamsMezzo-sopranoCarmen
Antoine BélangerTenorDon José
Malcolm RippethLighting Designer
Lorena RandiChoreography
Chorus of Opera North
Orchestra of Opera North

Bizet’s masterpiece of sexual obsession and self-destruction is enduringly popular for many reasons, not the least of which is its brilliantly characterful score. It’s the story of a woman on the margins of society, driven by a fierce, uncompromising desire for personal liberty, and of a man who, in the grip of sexual obsession, tries to own her. 

The opera’s frank sensuality, stark emotional realism and brutal violence outraged many in its first audiences, and it was widely condemned for its perceived immorality. Almost 150 years later, Carmen still presents a challenge to contemporary sensibilities, whilst Bizet’s music – overflowing with passion, colour, energy and unforgettable melody – continues to mesmerise.

Garry Walker conducts his first production as Opera North’s Music Director, and Edward Dick directs the Company’s first Carmen in almost a decade following his triumphant Tosca here in 2018. 

‘The production’s real strengths ... lie in Dick’s understanding of the psychological dynamics between the protagonists … It’s compelling stuff, disquieting, creepy and exciting in equal measure.’ 

Tim Ashley, The Guardian, on Tosca, 2018


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