Feel the thrill and passion of love, jealousy and violence of 19th Century Seville in one of Bizet’s most popular pieces as Carmen comes to town.
The opera is a mix of fierce passion, gorgeous melodies, nail-biting dramatic confrontations and musical wit and has found favour all over the world almost since its first performance in 1875.
Presented by Russian State Opera at The Grand on September 18, it tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by Carmen, free-spirited femme fatale.
José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen’s love to the glamorous toreador Escamillo.
The music of Carmen has been widely acclaimed for its brilliance of melody, harmony, atmosphere and orchestration, and for the skill with which Bizet represented, musically, the emotions and suffering of his characters.
The ‘Toreador Song’ is among the best known of all operatic arias.
Love, treachery, passion and betrayal, Carmen has it all!
Tickets for the performance are available on 01253 290190.