A passionate tale of lust, seduction and betrayal, no other opera boasts as popular a following as Bizet's Carmen. Set during the dying days of Franco's Spain, Calixto Bieito's acclaimed production of this must-see opera has been enjoyed by audiences across Europe. Bizet's dazzling score evokes all the sounds and sizzling atmosphere of Spain through some of the opera's most famous melodies, from Carmen's seductive ?Habanera' to the Toreadors' stirring parade. Sensational mezzo-soprano Justina Gringyte leads the cast, alongside the internationally acclaimed tenor Eric Cutler as Jose, ENO Harewood Artist Eleanor Dennis as Micaela and Leigh Melrose as the toreador Escamillo. Returning to the Coliseum to conduct this stunning production is Sir Richard Armstrong. Carmen is sung and surtitled in English Running time: 2hrs 45mins For performances of Carmen on 29 June and 1 July, please note there will be cameras present in the auditorium for the ENO Screen live relay. Signed performance: Tuesday 16 June
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