She creates a hunger in men.
But will it now consume her?
Carmen is a searing depiction of a woman who craves love, but creates obsession and jealousy.
One of the most popular operas ever written, Bizet’s score is bursting with passionate melodies and includes such famous numbers as the ‘Habanera’, ‘Toreador’s Song’ and ‘Flower Song’.
Calixto Bieito’s production explores the complex relationships between the sexes at the tail-end of Franco’s regime in the 1970s.
Returning in the title role is sensational mezzo Justina Gringytė. Rising stars Sean Panikkar (José) and Nardus Williams (Micaëla) make their ENO debuts. Making a welcome return to the company is Ashley Riches as Escamillo.
The cast is rounded out by ENO Harewood Artists Samantha Price, Elgan Llŷr Thomas, Matthew Durkan and Alex Otterburn.
ENO Mackerras Fellow Valentina Peleggi conducts.
Co-production with Den Norske Opera and Ballet.
‘The audience is palpably gripped by the action’
Surtitles system displays sung words above the stage
No under 5s admitted.
Now taking bookings for performances from Wed 29th January 2020 until Thu 27th February 2020.
Show times for each day are below.
a production ENO can be proud of
a coherence and dramatic integrity that has never been seen in Carmen before
intelligent, fascinating music theatre and well worth seeing
Bus routes: 24, 29, 176 / 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night buses: 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279 / 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Nearest rail: Charing Cross
Tube lines: Piccadilly, Northern
Nearest tube: Leicester Square
Directions from Leicester Square :
(3mins) Take Cranbourn Street until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.
Car park: Q-Park: Chinatown (5mins) / Other: St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)
In congestion zone?: Yes
Infrared hearing loop
Please note: The location shown on the map is an approximate location of the theatre. In the majority of cases the theatre will be marked on the map so please make sure you locate the exact location yourself. If the theatre is not shown on the map please make sure you locate the correct road name and take account of the directions.
London Coliseum, London
Thu 27th February 2020
2 hours 45 minutes