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Georges Bizet Carmen

OperaUpClose, King's Head Theatre

A new version by Rodula Gaitanou and Ben Cooper 

English libretto by Ben Cooper


Set Jamie Vartan and Joana Dias
Costumes Joana Dias
Lighting Simon Corder
images by Laurie Lewis
The Daily Telegraph
"The performance is charged with rough-edged vitality, crisply directed and inventively designed. 
[...] the essence of Carmen is here, delivered with energy and panache." Rupert Christiansen

"The main success though was the fantastic energy brought to this zippy, fast paced chamber opera. The audience were experiencing the traditional operatic whirlwind of emotions, but in double time. [...] Whether you’re an opera purist or not, this Carmen is worth a visit to see electricity bouncing around the stage." Louise Lewis


Musical Direction Elspeth Wilkes


Carmen Christina Gill, Flora McIntosh

Jose Christopher Diffey, Andrew Bain

Escamillo Nicholas Dwyer, Simon Meadows

Frasquita Fleur De Bray

Mercedes Olivia Barry

Remendado Adam Crockatt

Dancairo Jamie Rock



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