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The Royal Opera House LIVE 2018: Carmen

Carmen is the best-known work by
French composer Georges Bizet
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Music: Georges Bizet
Director: Barrie Kosky
Stars: Anna Goryachova, Francesco Meli
Estimated Running time: 3hrs 20mins including the interval 

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form - numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has.

The opera's heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky's highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world's most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shasta kovich's The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight.

For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera's endlessly fascinating central character.

Useful info:
That there are no adverts or trailers in our Event Cinema screenings and doors open 15 minutes before the advertised
start time.
Sung in French with English Subtitles (Subtitles appear above the stage that is being broadcast and will be part of the
transmission we receive on live operatic performances)

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When & Where

Screen 3
Few tickets left!Class 2: Garden City Cinema Events
Tuesday, 6 March

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