London Coliseum, London

More information about Carmen tickets

  • Carmen is a searing depiction of a woman who craves love, but creates obsession and jealousy. 

    One of the most popular operas ever written, Bizet's score is bursting with passionate melodies and includes such famous numbers as the ‘Habanera’, ‘Toreador’s Song’ and ‘Flower Song’.

    Calixto Bieito’s production explores the complex relationships between the sexes at the tail-end of Franco’s regime in the 1970s.

    Returning in the title role is sensational mezzo Justina Gringyte. Rising stars Sean Panikkar (José) and Nardus Williams (Micaëla) make their ENO debuts. Making a welcome return to the company is Ashley Riches as Escamillo.

    Important Information

    BOOKING PERIOD: 29 Jan and 01, 06, 11, 14, 20, 22, 25, 27 Feb 

    AGE RESTRICTION: Suggested age guidance 11+

    LANGUAGE: English. Our surtitles system displays sung words above the stage.

    VENUE: London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4ES

What people are saying about Carmen

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning! Great experience, this is only the second opera that we have seen ( both at ROH) but you’re drawn into the story from the very first note of music, to the very last.
Date published: 2019-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Carmen Unusual production modern Great sound both music and voice as to be expected.
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Can't quite sum it up! This was my first opera and not sure I would go again. I went with an experienced opera goer and her words to me were, "such a shame as this was your first opera, so disappointing. The scenery and costumes were so boring, but the singing was exceptional" I have to say I expected an extravaganza of colour and scenery but got nothing of the sort. Also 3.5 hours of looking at the same stage and costumes was boring.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional Contemporary interpretation From the moment the opera began this was an exceptional production . The music was excellent and choreography flawless and I loved every moment .It was dramatic funny and a delight to see and hear .
Date published: 2018-02-25
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