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Carmen plays limited run at the Royal Albert Hall

Date Posted: 02/10/2012

A tale of lust, superstition and murder, Carmen returns to the Royal Albert Hall on 21st February, playing 14 performances up until 3rd March.

David Freeman’s production of George Bizet’s popular opera will be sung in English, with the title role of Carmen to be shared by leading sopranos Cristina Nassif and Antonia Sotgiu.

Tragic love story

Carmen, a fiery gypsy girl, is arrested for attacking a fellow worker in the cigarette factory but manages to persuade her guard, Don José, to release her on the promise of love.

Never satisfied with the love of one man alone, Carmen quickly casts aside the hapless Don José in favour of the glamorous toreador, Escamillo.

Consumed by passion and jealousy, Don José pursues Carmen back to Seville leading to the inevitable and tragic conclusion.

Acrobats and fire jugglers

David Freeman’s in-the-round production includes a company of over 100, including acrobats and fire jugglers.

The production features Bizet’s well-known score, containing some of opera’s finest arias and best-loved music, including the rousing Song of the Toreador, Carmen’s Seguidilla and Habanera and Don José's Flower Song.

Group booking information

Group travel organisers can take advantage of discounted rates for ten or more people for Tuesday to Thursday performances.

For further group travel information visit

Photo credit: Marcus Ginns

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