A masterpiece of obsession and self-destruction
Bizet’s enduringly popular opera tells 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.
Its sensuality, stark emotional realism and brutal violence outraged many in its first audiences, and it was widely condemned. 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 our Music Director, and Edward Dick directs, following his triumphant Tosca here in 2018.
Priority booking dates
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Newcastle 2 March
Nottingham & Salford Quays 6 March
Public booking 13 March
Chrystal E. Williams