Carmen Digital Programme
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Introduction to the opera
Don't expect Spanish heat and gypsy passion from The Royal Opera's new production of Carmen.
Out of Character...
Carmen is lots of things - tuneful, passionate, dramatic - but it isn't predictable, and it isn't safe. Its composer made sure of that. Sarah Lenton explores the background of Bizet's opera.
10 of opera's greatest bass-baritone roles
From devils and rogues, to lovers and rulers – who says tenors have to have all the fun?