Bizet’s CARMEN
Time/Date: 8PM, November 5th

Venue: Cork Opera House

Admission: €26, €36, €41*

*Booking fees apply to telephone and online bookings

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Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent Production of

Bizet’s CARMEN with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra

One of the most famous and seductive operas of all time, Bizet’s irresistibly emotional Carmen guarantees an evening of passion and romance. This dramatic and sensuous opera tells the tale of the downfall of soldier Don Jose, who is seduced by the fiery, beautiful and passionate gypsy girl Carmen. Abandoning both his childhood sweetheart and his military career, Jose pursues Carmen but loses her to the glamorous bullfighter Escamillo. In true tragic operatic fashion, Jose can’t bear to be without Carmen and her tantalising beauty ultimately leads to her own dramatic demise.

This dazzling production boasts brand new sets reflecting Seville’s stunning architecture and features Bizet’s unforgettable melodies, ‘The Habañera’, ‘The Flower Song’, ‘The Seguidilla’, ‘Chanson Boheme’ and perhaps the best known baritone aria of all; ‘The Toreador’s Song’.


“Impassioned and sultry” – The Observer

“Hot-blooded, a joy” – The Independent

“A Spanish treat for opera lovers” – Bristol Evening Post

“It is a stunning show, worth five stars all the way through” – Brighton Argus

“Sexy Carmen is a feast for the eyes and ears” – Edinburgh Evening News


Sung in French with English surtitles

**Cast subject to change

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