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Preview: Carmen at Newcastle Tyne Theatre

10 local children are to sing in Carmen Opera with Russian State Opera

Russian State Ballet & Opera House presents
Newcastle Tyne Theatre & Opera House
Saturday 1st October 2016

Music by Georges Bizet
Sung in French with English Surtitles

Local Youth theatre choir to feature alongside World – Class opera stars in the latest Carmen Opera. Also featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live orchestra with over 30 musicians

Producer, Alexej Ignatow says
Our long-term project is to try hard to involve more local choirs, and to integrate them in our future productions.”

Russian State Ballet & Opera House are delighted to offer the opportunity to Stagecoach Theatre Arts Company in Newcastleto sing in our Carmen Opera production, 10 local children are to take part: Emily Clements, Emily Megoran, Emily Crapper, Luci Lant, Theo Parry,James Styles, Lucy Sanderson, Sarika Riffert, Lola McLean, Iona Manon Brooks.

'We are thrilled to have our students involved in Carmen with this wonderful Company.  It is a performance experience which offers challenges along with introducing them to the love and joy of the world of Opera.  Performance experiences such as this will be treasured by them forever.' Stagecoach Principal

Feel the thrill and passion of love, jealousy and violence of 19th Century Seville in one of Bizet’s most popular pieces.
Its mix of fierce passion, gorgeous melodies, nail-biting dramatic confrontations and musical wit has found favour all over the world almost since its first performance in 1875.

It tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by Carmen, free-spirited femme fatale. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen's love to the glamorous toreador Escamillo.

The music of Carmen has been widely acclaimed for its brilliance of melody, harmony, atmosphere and orchestration, and for the skill with which Bizet represented, musically, the emotions and suffering of his characters.

The ‘Toreador Song’ is among the best known of all operatic arias.

The rich and colourful vigour of the gypsies’ scenes will have you on the edge of your seat, and the vibrancy, enthusiasm and intensity of the performance will reverberate long after the final curtain.

If you’ve never tried opera before, you will love this full orchestra experience with fantastic colourful costumes, exquisite singing and those wonderful tunes that the audience will still be humming to themselves on their way home, making this a must see opera production for everyone.

Love, treachery, passion and betrayal, Carmen has it all!

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CARMEN: £25 - £31.50. Concessions available. Groups buy 10 get 1 free (plus booking fees when booking online and over the phone)
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