Carmen Theatre Tickets

Carmen

Carmen was based on a popular novella of the same name by Prosper Mérimée, which enticed late 19th century French readers with exotic tales of Spain. Its heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage and Georges Bizet’s opera was a critical failure on its premiere in 1875.

Bizet died shortly after, never learning of the spectacular success Carmen would achieve: it has been staged over 500 times at Covent Garden alone.

Carmen contains many well-loved numbers, such as Carmen’s seductive Habanera and Escamillo’s rousing Toreador’s song, in which he celebrates the thrill of the bullfight.

Richly coloured designs capture the sultry heat of the Spanish sun, while ranks of soldiers, crowds of peasants, gypsies and bullfighters bring 19th century Seville alive. This combination of memorable music, vivid setting and dramatic story have made Carmen one of the most popular operas in the world.

Show Information

Booking from: Monday, 19th October 2015

Booking until: Monday, 30th November 2015

Running Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

Theatre Information

Theatre: Royal Opera House

Address: Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD

Directions: (3 mins) The Opera House is off Covent Garden piazza, which is visible from the tube station exit. There is a revolving door entrance at the piazza.

Location Map

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