The Russian State Opera presents Carmen

Grand Theatre Main Auditorium,


26 Feb, 7:30pm
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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 fiery passion, jealousy and violence of 19th century Seville Bizet’s most popular opera.


Carmen tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who falls head over heels in love with Carmen, a seductive, free-spirited femme fatale. The infatuated Don José abandons his childhood sweetheart and neglects his military duties, only to lose the fickle Carmen to the glamorous toreador Escamillo.


The music has been widely acclaimed for the brilliance of its melodies, enthralling atmosphere and orchestration, as well as for the skill with which Bizet musically represented the emotions and suffering of his characters.


The Toreador Song is among the best known of all operatic arias.


The rich and colourful vigour of the gypsies’ scenes will have you on the edge of your seat, the vibrancy, enthusiasm and intensity of the performances will reverberate long after the final curtain has fallen. Love, treachery, passion and betrayal, Carmen has it all.


Music by Georges Bizet. Sung in French with English Surtitles



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Show information

Act One 75 mins
Interval 20 mins
Act Two 55 mins

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Ticket Prices

£32.50 to £35.50


£2.50 Off

Under 18s

£2.50 Off

18 to 26s (first 50 tickets, weekdays only; subject to availability)


Cast and Creatives

Russian State Opera (Production Company)

Amande Concerts is a production company that is behind the brand of Russian State Ballet and Opera House that now performs over 200 different classical shows every year. Over the years we have been focusing on delivering the highest quality Russian ballet and opera productions to British and European audiences. We have a vast experience, specialising in Russian performing arts and are here to help you to start your journey. The Russian State Ballet and Opera House was created to present the highest quality and passion for ballet and opera. Over the past 15 years we have worked with numerous companies and artists from Russia and decided to incorporate only the best under the umbrella of The Russian State Ballet and Opera House.