Scottish Opera - Carmen Prod Shot

Scottish Opera - Carmen Touch Tour

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Theatre Royal Glasgow
Sat 20 May 2023
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Theatre Royal Glasgow

Sat 20 May 2023
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
Sat at 18:00
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Our free Touch Tours give visually impaired audience members the chance to get up close to the set, props and costumes at select performances.

Production shot

Tickets are free but should be reserved in advance.

Limited availability.

Audio description is also available for the performance on Saturday 20 May 2023 at 7.15pm. Tickets must be booked separately for the Touch Tour and main performance.

Our audio description service provides live commentary during full-length performances, describing the action on stage without compromising the music. As part of the experience, a recorded introduction to the opera is provided in advance.

About Carmen

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.

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 CunninghamCarmen’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 DrummondLea ShawOsian 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

Theatre Royal Glasgow

282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
Glasgow Queen Street
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times
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

Sat 20 May 2023
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
Sat at 18:00
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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