Carmen 2018 Russian State Opera

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3rd September 2018

Royal Hall

Carmen – the most powerful, enjoyable and tuneful opera.

Music by Georges Bizet. Sung in French with English Surtitle

Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians

After its successful season of Madama Butterfly and Tosca last year, Russian State Opera returns to delight you with the powerful and dramatic production of Carmen - feel the thrill of fiery passion, jealousy and violence of 19th century Seville Bizet’s most popular opera.

Carmen tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who falls head over heels in love with Carmen, a seductive, free-spirited femme fatale. The infatuated Don José abandons his childhood sweetheart and neglects his military duties, only to lose the fickle Carmen to the glamorous toreador Escamillo.

The music of Carmen has been widely acclaimed for the brilliance of its melodies, enthralling atmosphere and orchestration, as well as for the skill with which Bizet musically represented the emotions and suffering of his characters.

The Toreador Song is among the best known of all operatic arias.

The rich and colourful vigour of the gypsies’ scenes will have you on the edge of your seat, the vibrancy, enthusiasm and intensity of the performances will reverberate long after the final curtain has fallen

Love, treachery, passion and betrayal, Carmen has it all.

'Always top-quality productions from this producer'. Stage Talk Magazine

Ticket Prices and Information

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Grand Hall/Dress Circle £29.00
Grand Circle £32.00
Boxes seat 2* £64.00

£2 reduction for OAP, Under 16's

Wheelchair users are asked to call the Box Office on 01423 502116 to book

*Boxes may offer a restricted view.

You will not be admitted with any bag over A4 size.

When booking online a £1.75 transaction fee will be added at the end of your order. Order from as many shows as you like at one time and pay only £1.75.

Venue Information

Royal Hall
Box office
01423 502116
Royal Hall,
Ripon Road
Show Dates and times

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Monday, 03 September 2018