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    Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed production of Bizet’s passionate opera is revived by the English National Opera.

    A thrilling tale of passion and jealousy

    The English National Opera presents a thrilling revival of Carmen at the London Coliseum this year.

    Jamie Manton directs Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed production, which transports Bizet’s opera to 1970s Spain at the end of Franco’s regime. The beautiful and passionate Carmen is desired by every man she meets. But when she crosses paths with soldier Don José, she finds herself in danger as desire turns to violent obsession.

    French composer Georges Bizet’s Carmen opera is one of the most-performed in the classical canon. Even amongst those who have never seen it, the arias featured in Carmen such as “March of the Toreadors” and “Habanera” are hugely well known.

    At the London Coliseum, Bizet’s score is conducted by Kerem Hasan. The Carmen London cast includes Ginger Costa-Jackson as Carmen, Sean Panikkar as Don José, Nmon Ford as Escamillo, Sophie Bevan as Micaela and Keel Watson as Zuniga.

    Strung across Bizet's heart-soaring score, Carmen opera tickets will transport you to the unforgettable heat and passion of mid-century Spain.

    Sorry this show closed 24 February 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

    Performance dates:
    23 Feb 2023 - 24 Feb 2023
    Running time:
    2 hours and 45 minutes.
    London Coliseum (See map)
    Age recommendation:
    Best for age 15+
    Audience Notes:
    This production contains scenes of a violent and adult nature. It is sung in English, with surtitles above the stage.

    Latest Audience Reviews

    Justina Gringyte and Sean Panikkar are excellent leads, great voices and take you in as Carmen an... More

    davidy5's avatar
    davidy5 08 Feb 2020

    I loved the vocals of this performance but personally I feel like a more "classical" approach tow... More

    mariaifrim's avatar
    mariaifrim Top 10 reviewer 15 Feb 2020

    Great music. Very minimal set. Beautiful voices and great to see some of the ENO youths involved... More

    mariabell's avatar
    mariabell Top 200 reviewer 27 Jan 2020

    Not as colourful as I had thought it should be & wasn’t keen on a blond Carmen, although it was p... More

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    ilonab1 09 Feb 2020
    Theatretrek54's avatar
    Theatretrek54 27 Jan 2020

    An enjoyable show, a fresh modern take on the classic opera.

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    sandrar17 25 Feb 2023
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