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Watch: Insights into Bizet's Carmen

A chance to get a glimpse of The Royal Opera's new production.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

26 January 2018 at 8.40pm | 5 Comments

Audiences were recently offered a unique glimpse into The Royal Opera's new production of Carmen during an Insight event which is now available to watch on demand.

Featuring members of the cast and the creative team, the event featured performance extracts of Bizet's well-known opera, as well as interviews with director Barrie Kosky, conductor Jakub Hrůša and star Anna Goryachova (Carmen). The event was presented by Flora Willson.

Following his success last Season with The Nose, Kosky returns to Covent Garden with a highly physical production of Carmen which was originally created for Frankfurt Opera. His is a far-from-traditional take on the classic, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

Carmen runs 6 February-16 March 2018. Tickets are still available.

The production will be relayed live to cinemas around the world on 6 March 2018. Find your nearest cinema and sign up to our mailing list.

The production is supported by

And is staged with generous philanthropic support from Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet, Yvonne and Bjarne Rieber, Alan Howard, Trifon and Despina Natsis, The ROH Young Philanthropists, and the Friends of Covent Garden.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

26 January 2018 at 8.40pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by Barrie Kosky, Carmen, insight, livestream, Production

This article has 5 comments

  1. Peter McManus responded on 27 January 2018 at 8:21am Reply

    Looking to the coming events.

  2. Michele Tarsh responded on 27 January 2018 at 12:09pm Reply

    I was there last night and it was fantastic, trying to watch it on youtube and your website and i cannot get it working

  3. George responded on 1 February 2018 at 5:26pm Reply

    Thanks for this. I recommended it and posted a link for the opera lovers in the Facebook group "Met Opera Live in HD." We hope to see more of Jakub Hrůša over here in the USA. He has guest conducted in New York, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas and San Francisco.

  4. Vivienne Crossland responded on 7 February 2018 at 12:49pm Reply

    I hated it and walked out during the interval

  5. Vivienne Crossland responded on 7 February 2018 at 12:50pm Reply

    Also I was not th only one to walk out, others did so during the performance...something I am too polite to do !

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