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Monday
09
APR

Stage and Screen - The Royal Opera: Carmen

18:30
17:00
Gateway Film Center
Event organized by Gateway Film Center

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Stage and Screen returns with one of the most famous operas in the entire art form, exclusively at GFC!

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet -- numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera's heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky's highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera.

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