La Tragedie de Carmen
05 October 2018
Start times: 19:30
Tickets: £19.00 | £22.00 DoorsBook tickets online
Performed by Pop Up Opera
On their first visit to Stroud this exciting young company brings us La Tragédie de Carmen, a reimagining of Bizet’s famous masterpiece by acclaimed British theatre director Peter Brook, with some reworking to the score by Marius Constant. Brook pared the opera back to the intense and tragic tale of the four characters who lie at the heart of the original story, played out in a moving and thought-provoking drama of unhinged love and jealousy. Actions are not without consequences and the stark reality of the repercussions for Don Jose are laid bare as the story unfolds in a series of his tormented flashbacks. Brook collaborated with composer Marius Constant to create a journey through much of Bizet’s memorable music, including Carmen’s ‘Habanera’, Escamillo’s Toreador Song and Don José’s Flower Song, together with powerful new passages.. A familiar tale, but not as you expect it…
This dark and thrilling piece is directed by John Wilkie.