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Opera, from 6 Mar 2018, £11-£16

The Royal Opera House Live: Carmen

The Royal Opera House Live: Carmen

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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 Shostakovich’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. Sung in French with English surtitles.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 6 Mar 2018 18:45
Sun 11 Mar 2018 14:00
200 minutes approx. including one interval
Encore: Sunday 11 March 2017 at 2pm.

Prices

£16 adult, £14 concession. £11 Front Row.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled car park next to main visitor entrance

Contact

Rheged Welcome Desk

01768 868000

Address

Redhills,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
CA11 0DQ

Directions

Just 2 minutes from M6 jct 40, off the A66 heading towards Keswick

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Penrith station

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