A passionate tale of lust, seduction and betrayal, no other opera boasts as popular a following as Bizet’s Carmen. Set during the dying days of Franco’s Spain, Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed production of this must-see opera has been enjoyed by audiences across Europe.

Bizet’s dazzling score evokes all the sounds and sizzling atmosphere of Spain through some of the opera’s most famous melodies, from Carmen’s seductive ‘Habanera’ to the Toreadors’ stirring parade.

Sensational mezzo-soprano Justina Gringyte leads the cast, alongside the internationally acclaimed tenor Eric Cutler as José, ENO Harewood Artist Eleanor Dennis as Micaëla and Leigh Melrose as the toreador Escamillo. Returning to the Coliseum to conduct this stunning production is Sir Richard Armstrong.

For performances of Carmen on 29 June and 1 July, please note there will be cameras present in the auditorium for the ENO Screen live relay.

 

The Venue

London Coliseum

33 St Martin's Lane, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 4ES

Nearest Tube

Leicester Square

Nearest Train

Charing Cross

Running Time

2hr 45min (inc. one interval)

Booking Dates

First Performance

Wednesday 29th January 2020

Last Performance

Thursday 27th February 2020

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