7:30PM, Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome
Music by Georges Bizet. Sung in French with English Surtitles 'Always top-quality productions from this producer' - Stage Talk Magazine Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians. After its successful season of Madama Butterfly and Tosca last year, Russian State Opera returns to delight you with the powerful and dramatic production of CARMEN. Feel the thrill of the fiery passion, jealousy and violence of 19th century Seville in Bizet's most popular opera which tells the story of the downfall of Don Jose, a naive soldier who falls head over heels in love with Carmen, a seductive, free-spirited femme fatale. Bizet's music has been widely acclaimed for the brilliance of its melodies, enthralling atmosphere and orchestration, and The Toreador Song is among the best known of all operatic arias. The vibrancy, enthusiasm and intensity of this classic opera will reverberate long after the final curtain has fallen.
Running time: 145 minutes (approx.)