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Carmen

Bizet

Why is Carmen one of the best loved of all operas? Is it the music which has become embedded into popular culture and consciousness? Is it Carmen herself, hard to like but impossible not to fall in love with or the entire cast of characters who surround her? We will all have our own reasons for wanting to see Carmen again and again.

Co-production with Scottish Opera.

Production note: Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser’s period-set production uses Goya inspired backdrops to evoke the heat and intensity of 19th century Spain.

Conductor Erik Nielsen (until 11 Oct, and 7, 8 Nov) James Southall (15 - 23 Oct, and from 12 Nov)
Directors Patrice Caurier & Moshe Leiser
Designer
Christian Fenouillat
Lighting Designer
Christophe Forey
Costume Designer
Agostina Cavalca

Cast
Carmen Alessandra Volpe (19-27 Sept, 10, 11, 22 & 23 Oct, 7-20 Nov) / TBA
Don Jose Peter Wedd (19-27 Sept, 10, 11, 22 & 23 Oct, 7-20 Nov) / Gwyn Hughes Jones (28 Sept, 2, 15 & 16 Oct, 26-27 Nov)
Escamillo Kostas Smoriginas (ex 19 & 20 Nov) TBA (19 & 20 Nov)
Zuniga Aidan Smith
Micaela Jessica Muirhead
Mercedes Emma Carrington / Madeleine Shaw
Frasquita Amy Freston / Samantha Hay

Co-production with Scottish Opera
 
All performances start at 7.15pm
Running time three hours approximately including one interval
Sung in French with surtitles in English (and Welsh in Cardiff and Llandudno)

Cardiff

28 April –Priority (WNO Partners, WNO Friends) subscriptions open (post only)

27 May - Public subscriptions open

2 June – Priority individual opera booking opens

9 June – Public individual opera booking opens

Birmingham

19 May – Priority (WNO Partners, WNO Friends) individual opera booking opens

27 May – Public booking opens

Bristol, Liverpool, Llandudno, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Plymouth, Southampton and Swansea

12 May - Priority (WNO Partners, WNO Friends) individual opera booking opens

27 May - Public individual opera booking opens

Cities

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