Composed by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halévy
(Based on the novel of the same title by Prosper Mérimée)
Performed in English in a translation by David Parry
Pack your suncream and fly to 1960s Spain with Into Opera for their bold new production of Carmen taking place at the Octagon Barn this summer.
As tourists flock to sizzling Spain to experience the magic of a country of sand, sangria and flamenco the locals are under strict instructions, under General Franco’s regime, to keep up appearances.
Carmen, however, is a woman who makes her own rules!
Bizet’s opera is full of energy, passion, spectacle and conflict, and has earned its place as one of the most popular and exciting operas of all time.
Bring a picnic to enjoy on the Octagon Park Lawn, and enjoy our Spanish themed bar - the summer starts here!
This dazzling new production will be directed by Into Opera’s Artistic Director, Genevieve Raghu and conducted by Olivia Clarke (English National Opera / Glyndebourne).
Age Guidance 8+
Running time 2hr 30mins (not including interval)
Tickets can be bought online
Sat 8 Jul 2023, 7:00PM
Sun 9 Jul 2023, 3:30PM
Thu 13 Jul 2023, 7:00PM
Fri 14 Jul 2023, 7:00PM
Sun 16 Jul 2023, 3:30PM
Premiere Saturday 8th July
The opening performance of Carmen will include:
A pre-show talk
A post-show Q&A with the cast and our artistic director, Genevieve Raghu
The Octagon Barn, Little Plumstead, Norwich NR13 5FH
The Grounds of The Octagon Park will open for picnics 90 minutes ahead of all performances
A bar will be open selling drinks at all performances.
(Please note that no alcohol can be brought on site by audiences members)
Free parking is available at the venue.
National Symphony Orchestra
Georgia Mae Bishop
Alexander Robin Baker
Fleur de Bray
DANCAIRO / MORALÈS Chris Nairne