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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)

BOX OFFICE

Tickets can be bought online 

PERFORMANCE DATES

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

LOCATION

 

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.

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Overview

CREATIVE TEAM

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CONDUCTOR

Olivia Clarke

Genevieve Raghu

DIRECTOR

Genevieve Raghu

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DESIGNER

Emeline Beroud

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LIGHTING DESIGNER

Ben Ormerod

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CHOREOGRAPHER

James Rosental

David Parry

TRANSLATOR

David Parry

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ORCHESTRA

National Symphony Orchestra

Cast & Creative

CAST

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CARMEN

Georgia Mae Bishop

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DON JOSÉ        

Alexander Robin Baker

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ESCAMILLO

Kieran Rayner

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MICÄELA

Katherine Crompton

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MERCÉDÈS

Lauren Young

Fleur de Bray Soprano

FRASQUITA

Fleur de Bray

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ZUNIGA      

Ronald Nairne

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DANCAIRO / MORALÈS Chris Nairne

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REMENDADO

Connor Smith

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