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Rogue Opera presents Bizet's Carmen

Rogue Opera presents a new intimate production of Bizet’s Carmen for six singers, pianist and dancer, sung in in French with English surtitles. With the audience close enough to see blood, sweat and tears and to feel the vibration of every note, Bizet’s thrilling and captivating music is raw, powerful and intimate.

"Former Soldier stabs Gypsy Ex-Lover to Death in Crime of Passion"

Carmen and the Gypsies live a bohemian life, seeking freedom outside of the law. José, drawn to Carmen and this unconventional world, is torn between love, duty and honour. Micaëla, innocent and pious, represents a simpler way of life and the charismatic bullfighter Escamillo soon becomes a rival for Carmen’s affections. Set against some of the most recognisable music in opera, this drama is a serious and still-relevant examination of violence, obsession and the struggle of a complex and spirited woman striving for independence and choice in life and love.

Our talented cast and creative team are all professionals with backgrounds including Longborough Festival Opera, Royal Opera House Chorus, English National Opera Chorus, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus and all perform regularly as soloists throughout the UK and Europe.

Passionate about bringing Opera to new spaces and audiences, Rogue Opera creates intimate productions which can be staged almost anywhere. Through our strong focus on acting and staging, we aim to present the composers’ incredible music - and the performers’ incredible voices - in ways which are accessible to both first time audiences and connoisseurs.

Dates and times Friday 28th September 2018: 8pm - 10:30pm

Sunday Matinee - Sunday 30th September, 2:30 pm

Listen to Director Bronwen Stephens chat to Diana Garratt on the Out & About show on Verulam Radio - 1:15pm - 21st September - www.radioverulam.com/show/out-about/
Tickets £19.50 per person

BOX OFFICE
Telephone: 01727 857861
E-mail: boxoffice@abbeytheatre.org.uk
Fax: 01727 812742

Our Box Office is open 9.30AM-12 NOON, Monday to Saturday for bookings by phone or in person.

or book online: www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/whats-on/carmen-3
Parking and access Extensive parking available at Westminster Lodge Car Park. Free after 6:30 pm - www.stalbans.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/parking/Car_Parks/Car-parks-in-St-Albans/westminster_lodge.aspx

Step free access and wheelchair accessible
Address and contact details
Abbey Theatre, Westminster Lodge, Holywell Hill, St Albans
Postcode: AL1 2DL
Tel: 01727 847472
Web: www.abbeytheatre.org.uk/whats-on/carmen-3/

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