Scottish Opera - Carmen Prod Shot

Scottish Opera - Bizet's Carmen

Live at
Theatre Royal Glasgow
Fri 12 May, Sun 14 May, Tue 16 May, Thu 18 May, Sat 20 May 2023
  Tickets available from £22.00
subject to a transaction fee of £2.85
Opera
3 hours
incl. interval
Georges Bizet’s classic opera of jealousy, lust, and life outside the dictates of society gets a boldly updated new production, translated and performed in English, to conclude Scottish Opera’s 60th Season.

Theatre Royal Glasgow

Fri 12 May, Sun 14 May, Tue 16 May, Thu 18 May, Sat 20 May 2023
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
3 hours incl. interval
Tue, Thu, Fri and Sat at 19:15
Sun at 15:00
For group bookings of 10 or more:

With such hit melodies as the Habanera, Flower Aria, and Toreador Song – alongside Bizet’s magnificent orchestral interludes and rousing chorus numbers – the opera has musical riches for all.

Production shot

But Carmen is not merely one show-stopping number after another. With director John Fulljames (Nixon in China, 2020) at the helm and a design team led by Sarah Beaton and Christina Cunningham, Carmen’s iconic images are delivered amidst the unrest and upheavals of 1970s Spain, where the investigation into Carmen’s murder runs alongside the systems that led to her death. Carmen is the eternal outsider, carving out a life by her own rules in a militaristic and patriarchal society. The contrast of an often buoyant score and much crowd-driven action with the libretto’s introspective psychological darkness makes Carmen an endlessly fascinating work.

With Justina Gringyte in the title role and featuring four of Scottish Opera’s 22/23 Emerging Artists – Zoe Drummond, Lea Shaw, Osian Wyn Bowen, and Colin Murray – don’t miss the chance to see the Company’s timely take on this timeless masterpiece.

Sung in English with English supertitles

Translation by Christopher Cowell

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Theatre Royal Glasgow

282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
Glasgow Queen Street
The box office will open 90 minutes prior to performances.
There are bars on each level of the auditorium which are open from an hour before the performance begins and during the interval.
Cloakrooms are available on all levels.

Opened in 1867, Theatre Royal Glasgow went through two fires before the turn of the century. Standing tall through thick and thin, the theatre has since presented a wide variety of productions covering all genres, including residents Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet. Featuring a Victorian auditorium, Theatre Royal presents first class entertainment.

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Theatre Royal Glasgow

Fri 12 May, Sun 14 May, Tue 16 May, Thu 18 May, Sat 20 May 2023
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
3 hours incl. interval
Tue, Thu, Fri and Sat at 19:15
Sun at 15:00
For group bookings of 10 or more: