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La tragédie de Carmen

26 Jul - 28 Jul

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La tragédie de Carmen

26 Jul - 28 Jul 2024


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A Buxton International Festival and Norwich Theatre Production, with the Northern Chamber Orchestra.

A brutal, gritty tale of self-destruction fuelled by lust, set to some of the most famous music in opera.  Peter Brook’s adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen doesn’t hold back, stripping the opera to its core essentials whilst focussing on themes of obsession and jealousy.

When Don Jose falls for the fiery and ambitious Carmen their tragic fates are sealed.  His childhood sweetheart is eschewed, and they begin a visceral journey that descends to madness and murder.

La tragédie de Carmen includes elements of the Georges Bizet opera as well as the original Prosper Mérimée novella on which Bizet’s opera was based.  Brook adapted the script with academy award-winning screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, re-examining it from a new perspective.  The original score was adapted for a chamber orchestra by Marius Constant and the show premiered in Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris in November 1981.

Director Katharina Kastening has created new productions for Oper Frankfurt, Opéra National de Lorraine, and Opera Northern Ireland. The cast is led by the charismatic Irish mezzosoprano, Niamh O’Sullivan.

Sung in French with English surtitles.

Important information

Ticket prices: £10 - £50

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes with no interval

Friends – 5% off band A-D
Ambassadors, Supporters, Best Friends and Gold Friends – 10% off band A-D
Under 26 – £6 off
Schools –  Bands B-D Only – £20 and 1 x Free TA with every 10 tickets sold

£10 seats for this show are reserved for members of My Theatre

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Prelude Restaurant

Why not visit our restaurant…

Make your theatre trip extra special and dine in Prelude, a fresh and contemporary space inspired by the building’s art deco heritage.

With the hassle taken out, relax and enjoy our seasonal set price menu in Prelude. Your table is reserved for the whole evening, so you can enjoy your dessert and drinks in the show interval. Plus, Theatre Royal Friends can enjoy a 10% discount!



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