pop-up opera presents

La Tragedie de Carmen

A reimagining of Bizet’s famous masterpiece, by Peter Brook

Showing Fri 8 February, 7.30pm

La Tragedie de Carmen

Synopsis

A reimagining of Bizet’s famous masterpiece, by Peter Brook.

Sung in French with English subtitles.

The inner turmoil of the four characters who lie at the heart of the original story plays out in a thought-provoking drama. Actions are not without consequences, and the stark reality of the repercussions for Don José are laid bare as his story unfolds in a series of tormented flashbacks. Peter Brook collaborated with composer Marius Constant to create a journey through much of Bizet’s memorable music, including Carmen’s Habanera, Escamillo’s Toreador Song and Don José’s Flower Song, together with powerful new passages.

This dark and thrilling interpretation, set at the end of the Spanish Civil War, investigates the psychological elements central to this retelling of Carmen’s tale. The opera is brought to life in an intense chamber production by the critically acclaimed Pop-Up Opera.

Running time: 1hr 40 minutes (including interval)

Prices £22, £18, £15