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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