7 February 2018 at 12.24pm | 158 Comments
— Gregory Pacyk (@GPacyk) February 6, 2018
At its innovative best, #ROHCarmen is an exhilarating rollercoaster-fusion of movement, song, dance, design and stagecraft which feels like the rebirth of opera as we know it. But once the glamour fades, the works landmark dramatic moments feel a bit naked and threadbare.
— Attila (@attilalondon) February 7, 2018
Kosky's #ROHCarmen won't be for everyone, but has some moments which truly make you go "wow"!Amazing dancers, great chorus and good singing.
— Nick Wellings (@Nick_Wellings) February 6, 2018
Typical of Kosky’s productions you don’t have to care much about the vocals but I thought visually there were stunning moments @BarrieKosky @TheRoyalOpera the choir & dancers were amazing @ROHchorus #ROHCarmen pic.twitter.com/YRtYWm3nIB
— Emad Sultan (@docculture) February 6, 2018
Uniformly good cast. Goryachova had real vocal stature in Acts 3 and 4, but my standout was Kristina Mkhitaryan's glorious Micaëla. That's a splendid voice... #ROHcarmen
— Ed Beveridge (@dredbeveridge) February 6, 2018
— sandra (@bicoated) February 6, 2018
— Phillip Wood (@Phillip_Wood) February 7, 2018
— Sebastian (@Sebastian_G_A) February 6, 2018
Enjoyed staging of new #ROHCarmen only bit that looked a bit odd was the train tugging at the end.
— Erika #FBPE (@operabinoculars) February 7, 2018
Fantastic chorus at last night’s #ROHCarmen
Not sure if it’s a production I “like” - didn’t seem coherent or congruent at times; more style than substance? But one I’m glad I saw & tempted to revisit
— CarmenSoto (@gourmetpenguin) February 7, 2018
— Malcolm Noble (@MagickLoge) February 6, 2018
#ROHCarmen A truly witty intelligent brilliantly-performed production of what can be one of the most tedious of the popular canon! Bravos all round!
— Michael (@mvarcoe) February 6, 2018
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Carmen runs until 16 March 2018. Tickets are still available.
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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.