Russian State Opera presents
Monday 28 February, 7pm
Strap yourself in for an absorbing tale of love, treachery, passion, and betrayal, packed with some of opera’s most memorable arias.
Set in 19th-century Seville, naïve soldier Don José falls head over heels in love with Carmen, a seductive, free-spirited Roma woman. Infatuated, he abandons his childhood sweetheart and neglects his military duties to be with her, but Carmen’s head is turned with the arrival of glamorous bull-fighter Escamillo. Who will the fickle femme fatale pick – and at what cost?
From Carmen’s seductive ‘Habanera’ to Escamillo’s triumphal ‘Toreador Song’, Bizet’s masterful music creates an enthralling atmosphere of tense and fiery passion, where jealousy and violence threaten to erupt at any moment. Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a 30-piece live orchestra, you won’t fail to be thrilled by Russian State Opera’s powerful and dramatic production.
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A short note on safety
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