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Carmen

16th February 2017

£12 - £21.28

Date: Thursday 16 February 2017
Times: 7.30pm
Price: £21.28, £19.04 (including 12% booking fee)
Members discounts apply

CARMEN

by GEORGES BIZET

New orchestration by Harry Blake
New English version by Robin Norton-Hale

OBSESSION. CONTROL. FREEDOM.

Carmen captivates and provokes, disturbing the composure of everyone she encounters. Sparks fly when she meets José, but as her passion cools, his turns to obsession. Unable to control his feelings or the woman who inspired them, he descends into violence. But Carmen will not give up her freedom for anyone.

This tantalising new production takes place in a torrid South American landscape of dust and concrete, where small-town boredom and machismo can turn nasty.

Bizet’s powerful melodies are orchestrated for a quartet of strings, woodwind and percussion by composer Harry Blake (OperaUpClose’s La Traviata and Don Giovanni).

Running time: 2 hours & 30 mins (including interval)
Age recommendation: 14+

★★★★★ Fringe Opera

★★★★ The Stage

★★★★ “Touchingly vigorous musical standards” The Observer

★★★★ “Truly disturbing climax.” Independent

★★★★ “Magical… Brutally convincing.” Evening Standard

★★★★ “Out-and-out delivers.” Time Out

★★★★ “Spectacular.” City AM

★★★★ “A gripping, thrilling and thought-provoking achievement” WhatsOnStage

★★★★ “Brings out the raw passion of the opera.” Sunday Express

 

Creative Team

Director & Librettist Robin Norton-Hale

Orchestration by Harry Blake

Musical Director Berrak Dyer

Assistant Musical Director Juliane Gallant

Set and Costume Designer Christopher Hone

Costume Supervisor Alex Papachristou

Lighting Designer Joshua Pharo

Ticket price includes a £1 contribution to our heritage fund.

Details

Date:
16th February 2017
Cost:
£12 - £21.28
Event Category:

Venue

Festival Theatre
Grange Rd
Malvern, WR14 3HB United Kingdom
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Phone:
01684 892277

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