Bizet’s Carmen is one of the most famous operas ever written; increasingly relevant in the 21st century, the main themes centre around: feminine strength, toxic masculinity and jealousy. Opera Holloway’s brand-new production will be set in the strife and conflict of the Spanish Civil War.
The story is steeped in drama, romance, passion and violence, everything that makes opera so captivating. Whilst deployed to Seville with the Spanish Army, Don Jose falls in love with Carmen who is imprisoned. Carmen seduces Don Jose to secure her freedom and convinces him to join her gypsy lifestyle. Carmen then is allured by the bullfighter, Escamillo, and while the town gossip Don Jose’s jealousy leads to Carmen’s demise.
Featuring famous arias such as the “Toreador”, the “Flower Song” and the “Habanera”, sung in French with an English translation displayed on screens, this promises to be a show with something for everyone to enjoy.
Musical Director – Samuel Oram
Director – Eleanor Strutt
Producer – William Branston
We will be announcing our tour venues and dates here soon.