Carmen

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The Spanish heat and gypsy passion of Carmen take to the stage as The Royal Opera presents the first revival of a production new last season. Read More >

The Spanish heat and gypsy passion of Carmen take to the stage as The Royal Opera presents the first revival of a production new last season. Francesca Zambello’s vibrant direction with Tanya McCallin’s richly coloured designs create the sun-drenched and sultry world of 19th-century Spain, with its ranks of soldiers and crowds of peasants, its gypsies and bullfighters, its spectacle and its deadly, white-hot emotions.

Nancy Fabiola Herrera plays the fickle temptress of the title, while star tenor Marcelo Álvarez is Don José, the soldier she forces to murderous jealousy over her new affair with the bullfighter Escamillo, played by Kyle Ketelsen.

Sung in French with English surtitles.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 25/03/2008

Closing Night: 17/04/2008

Running time: 3h

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Marcelo Álvarez, Will Hartmann, Kyle Ketelsen, Susan Gritton, Alan Ewing, Jacques Imbrailo, Elena Xanthoudakis, Jana Sýkorová, Roderick Earle, Harry Nicoll

Creative

Director - Francesca Zambello

Choreographer - Arthur Pita

Conductor - Daniel Oren

Lighting Designer - Paule Constable

Lyrics By - Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy

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