Georges Bizet

Carmen

Fierce love can’t be tamed.

1 Feb–24 Feb 2023

Carmen: a woman ablaze with passion, surrounded by men possessed by obsession and jealousy. One of opera’s most well-known characters sets herself on a road to tragedy when she meets Don José, a corporal in the army searching for love. 

ENO favourite Jamie Manton returns to direct Calixto Bieito’s beloved production, exploring the complex relationships between the sexes at the tail-end of Franco’s regime in the 1970s, with Bizet’s searing score, featuring popular opera songs like March of the Toreadors and Habanera, conducted by Kerem Hasan, returning from 2022’s production of Cosí fan tutte.

Ginger Costa-Jackson plays the title role alongside Sean Panikkar, who returns to the role of Don José from the ENO’s 2020 production. Also returning to the ENO are audience favourites Nmon Ford (Escamillo), Sophie Bevan (Micaela) and Keel Watson (Zuniga).

The cast is rounded out by ENO Harewood Artists Benson Wilson, Alexandra Oomens and Innocent Masuku.

Book your opera tickets now for a taste of the Iberian peninsula, as Bizet’s Carmen returns to the London Coliseum.

Co-production with Den Norske Opera and Ballet

‘The audience is palpably gripped by the action’

The Stage

'striking visual moments’

The Guardian

9 Evening Performances Remaining
0 Matinee Performances Remaining
Running Time
2hrs 45mins

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Language
Sung in English. Our surtitles system displays sung words above the stage.

Age guidance: 15+, this production contains some adult content which may not be suitable for young audiences.

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Discover Carmen

Creative Team

Kerem Hasan

Conductor

Calixto Bieito

Director

Jamie Manton

Revival Director

Alfons Flores

Set Designer

Merce Paloma

Costume Designer

Bruno Poet

Lighting Designer

Martin Doone

Revival Lighting Designer

Christopher Cowell

Translation

Cast

Ginger Costa-Jackson

Carmen

Sean Panikkar

Don José

Nmon Ford

Escamillo

Sophie Bevan

Micaela

Keel Watson

Zuniga

Benson Wilson

Morales

Alexandra Oomens

Frasquita

Except 9 & 11 Feb

Ellie Laugharne

Frasquita

9 & 11 Feb

Niamh O’Sullivan

Mercedes

Seán Boylan

Dancairo

Innocent Masuku

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