Presented by Irish National Opera
A co-production with Opera Philadelphia and Seattle Opera
In partnership with Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Two years on from when it was originally scheduled, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is thrilled to announce its exciting partnership with Irish National Opera continues- with one of the most passionate operas of all time: CARMEN. Georges Bizet’s scorching exploration of independent female sexuality will run for four performances only.
This is the first partnership for Irish National Opera with two major US companies, Opera Philadelphia and Seattle Opera and one of the most popular works of the operatic canon.
The production, directed by Paul Curran and designed by Gary McCann, has already won plaudits on the other side of the Atlantic. Seattle Magazine enthused about "the most real, most convincing Carmen and José I’ve ever seen . . . . a gorgeous production, too." BroadStreetReview.com wrote "When you encounter a Carmen this good, you have to cheer." And The Seattle Times was wowed by "three acts of exquisite earworms and engaging action scattered with visual pop-culture references, followed by a final act — still beautifully sung — that is horrifyingly effective."
"it's probably the most famous, most popular opera EVER . . .
It has fantastic, immediate tunes; gripping, almost '3D' scoring,
and it just grabs you between the earlobes and shouts 'LOVE ME!'" — Stephen Fry
Irish National Opera is funded by The Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
Sung in French with English surtitles.
Prices include a €1.00 facilities fee per ticket. Telephone & Internet bookings are subject to a maximum s/c of €7.15 per ticket / Agents €3.40.